Didier Drogba believes England can be proud of their performance at the 2018 World Cup in Russia
England beat Colombia and Sweden in the first two knockout rounds to book their spot in the semi-finals of a World Cup for the first time in 28 years, they, however, failed to progress to the final of the competition with Wednesday’s 2-1 defeat to Croatia seeing them crash out in the last-four stage.
Didier Drogba, however, has paid tribute to England for their showing in Russia.
“Of course it is [disappointing] because you’re one step away from playing the final. At the same time I think the country needs to be proud of this young generation and what they achieved,” Drogba told reporters.
“I was very surprised and happy with the atmosphere around the team and the media supporting the team. All the country were behind them, giving them a chance, not really believing in it but when they got closer you could see everyone was behind them.
“I was disappointed for them but at the same time I was happy that players like [Ruben] Loftus-Cheek, Marcus Rashford and all these young boys managed to perform at the highest level of competition in the world.”