Steven Gerrard makes humbling admission about the current England team

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After four exciting weeks in Russian Federation, the national team is in the World Cup final - and he's, well... he's on the couch.

The Telegraph's front page called for England to "Hold your heads high" while the Guardian captured supporters' mood with the headline "The hurt goes on".

The Red Devils boast a formidable squad however their opponents are also in the running to end their World Cup experience on a positive note.

"What really makes me happy is people said they could never imagine celebrating a goal scored as if it had been scored by their own national team".

"We, as a team, have made incredible progress and probably got to a stage where at the start of the tournament we would have considered a success".

England could finish third in the World Cup with a victory over Belgium in Saturday's playoff but manager Gareth Southgate believes they are not yet amongst the elite teams in global football.

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This time around, we could see the stars play, or we could see some more reserves to get some guys some minutes, and that makes picking here hard. "There's an energy and connection that's back".

Southgate and his players have been hailed back home after reaching the last four for the first time since 1990, and for bringing together a nation bitterly divided over Brexit. Perhaps we had played as well as we could have done. They care. They care about playing for their country.

They all took to Twitter to express their views.

"But if we have a parade, that would have been one part of the country and we represent the whole country as well". We were 20 minutes from a World Cup Final. "I'm not looking for eight more years, by the way". "It would be nice to see it now", one England fan said. I'm not looking for eight years by the way but internationally you have to wait every two years. "For them to still be singing when we're seeing friends and families, chanting our names and singing the manager's name, is completely different", he said.

Fans from both sides were hoping and praying for a spot in the World Cup final.