By Peter Crouch for the Daily Mail
Published: 23:35 BST, 11 July 2018 | Updated: 23:35 BST, 11 July 2018
Gutted. Absolutely gutted. I can’t find any other words to describe the feelings I have after thinking England were ready to conquer the world.
I went all in to say football was coming home and for long periods of Wednesday night, I thought the dream was coming true.
It started so well. I watched the first 45 minutes with increasing admiration. We all recognise the 4-1 win over Holland at Euro 96 as the most exciting England performance of the modern era, but I’ve never seen us more composed.
England defender John Stones caught the eye with a series of impressive