Chelsea skipper Gary Cahill is the most capped player for England in the World Cup in Russia, and the 32-year-old has admitted that the World Cup experience has been a good one on a personal level for him.
Cahill, who is the most successful player in the English squad in terms of trophies won, has taken some positives despite crashing out in the semifinal against Croatia.
“One thing I said coming in to the tournament is that I feel proud of my career and what I have achieved trophy wise, but there was one thing that was missing and that was a good experience with the national team in a tournament,” Cahill said.
“I have had many good experiences winning qualification games, or scoring a goal for your country, but I have never come away from a tournament thinking ‘wow, that was good’. That’s for obvious reasons because you have that feeling during the tournament but then you crash out and it’s a real low.
“Going out in the semis feels a low, but almost half a low and half a positive step forward. I feel I have had a good experience; I have been with a great bunch of players.”