England lost to Italy in the Euro 2012 quarter finals. It was 0-0 after extra time but the penalty shoot out saw England exit the competition. I think we should take some positives from this England squad that Roy Hodgson is building because our defence is coming along and soon the midfield will develop too. I'm not criticising our midfield, especially the likes of veteran Steve Gerrard, but there are a lot of new developing players and they will grow in ability and confidence alongside players like Gerrard who might have only one more international competition left in them.
I hope England fans will also look at the positive things in this new emerging England squad. I think they went as far as they could, in Euro 2012, but in the future we could go that little further with Roy Hogson's careful construction. England will dust themselves down for the next tournament.