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The taste of defeat in a final is never a pleasant experience, and Chelsea’s trio of Mason Mount, Reece James and Ben Chilwell all tasted that as they watched on to see Italy celebrate their success.
Having lost the game via penalties, it only made the defeat feel worse for the Three Lions.
Gareth Southgate took a young and exciting side to the tournament, and Blues hero Pat Nevin has revealed that they have time to make things right and they should only channel the pain of the defeat into future games.
Nevin wrote, “If you ever get the chance, have a look at how many England players immediately remove their medals from their necks, milliseconds after they are thrust on there.
“Everyone who did it has my full understanding. It shows they feel that even after taking their country on a great journey, this is not job done, that there will be another chance and that they can make amends for that agonising defeat.
“So Mason, Reece James, Ben Chilwell, and hopefully a few others in time, should keep that determined spirit up, even when Jorginho and Emerson come into training at Cobham with the winners’ medal around his neck.
“You are young enough; you are good enough and you still have time.”