England captain Harry Kane took to Twitter to send a heartwarming message to the Three Lions supporters following Euro 2020 heartache.
England wasted a glorious opportunity to wrap up their first European Championship title, going down to Italy via penalties in the Euro 2020 grand final at Wembley.
Despite getting off the flying start through Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw, Gareth Southgate’s side lost momentum throughout the match.
After dominating possession and keeping the hosts in their own third for a large portion of the final, Roberto Mancini’s team pulled one back midway through the second half through Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci.
Since neither side managed to impact the scoresheet by the 120th minute, the showpiece went to penalties, where Italy came out on top to win their first Euro title since 1968.
Bonucci and his long-term partner Giorgio Chiellini put on an outstanding display in London, preventing free-scoring Kane from making a single attempt on goal.
Though the Tottenham Hotspur stalwart slotted home his penalty in the shoot-out series, his teammates Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Bukayo Saka endured contrasting fortunes.
Losing their first-ever European Championship grand final had a devastating impact on Kane, especially considering the heartache came at the ancestral home of English football.
After refusing to comment on a heartbreaking defeat immediately after the game, the 27-year-old took to Twitter to send a message to the England supporters.
“Last night hurts. It’ll hurt for a long time. But we’ve come so far and broken down so many barriers that this is not the end. We win together, lose together, and will regroup together for the World Cup. Thanks for all your support this summer,” he wrote.