HART 'GUTTED' AFTER EURO 2012 EXIT
England goalkeeper Joe Hart says it will be a while before he can take any positives from his Euro 2012 experience.
The Three Lions lost 4-2 on penalties to Italy after the quarter-final contest finished 0-0 at the end of extra-time and Hart admits his side "weren't good enough" in the shoot-out.
He said on Radio Five Live: "We've gone out of a tournament that we've laid the foundations for really well, played with everything we've got and unfortunately we weren't good enough tonight, losing on penalties."
England rode their luck on occasion during the match with Italy, twice hitting the woodwork as well as creating a number of other decent chances.
The Azzurri also thought they had won the match six minutes from time only to see Antonio Nocerino's header correctly ruled out for offside.
Asked if he thought it was going to be England's night after those escapes, Hart said: "I thought it was going to be our night whether those things didn't happen.
"I thought it was going to be our night because of the side we had, the heart we had, the quality we had, but unfortunately it wasn't to be, we didn't do well in the shoot-out, myself included."
The Manchester City man also admitted he was struggling to take many positives from the experience immediately after the match.
"I'd like to be optimistic now but that's not the feeling in my heart at the moment," he said. "I'm an emotional guy and I put everything I had into these past couple of weeks.
"I'm gutted for the people who paid money to come out here to support us and see us and for the people back home."
On how he will reflect back on the tournament overall, Hart added: "Right now, not well. We'll have to wait and see in a couple of days."
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