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Declan Rice has taken to social to send a message following England’s EURO 2020 final defeat. The Three Lions suffered a 3-2 on penalties defeat to Italy on July 11.
The game ended in a 1-1 draw as Luke Shaw and Leonardo Bonucci scored for their sides respectively and after the extra time, it was decided on the penalties.
Following the game, Rice took to Instagram and posting several picture, wrote: “It’s difficult to put into words how I’m feeling this evening. I’m of course absolutely devastated with the result last night and need some time now to process the massive disappointment we are all feeling. To get so close is heartbreaking, and I know all of us around the country are hurting.
“However, the biggest emotion I am feeling is pride. I am so proud to be a part of this squad. The last five weeks I’ve had the best time of my entire life and the journey we have all been on together as players, management, staff, fans and as a nation has been special.
“It’s been a true honour to represent our country at a major tournament and together we’ve all created memories that will last a lifetime.
“We win together and lose together, and although it’s painful today this is just the start for this squad and we will be back better, stronger and ready to go again.
“Thank you so much to everyone around the country for the incredible support for all of us during the whole tournament. Seeing everyone come together as we have over the last month has been amazing and I know there are great days ahead.
“We are all hungry for success and the future is bright for this group!!! 🦁❤️🏴.”
Rice had an impressive game against Italy. He started from the first minutes, however, he was replaced at the 74th minute as Jordan Henderson came on.
Overall, Rice played 538 minutes for the Three Lions.