David Beckham Sums Up England's World Cup Campaign With Brilliant Instagram Post

David Beckham has expressed his pride at the performances Gareth Southgate's England side produced during the World Cup.

The Three Lions were beaten by Croatia in extra time in Moscow but while it hurts and there's understandable disappointment, the overriding feeling is that we should all be very proud of what they achieved - reaching the World Cup semi-final for the first-time in 28 years and playing some of the best football we've seen from the national team in years.

You couldn't ask for anything more from the group of players. They gave the nation reason to believe and made us dream.

And former England captain Becks, who captained his country in two World Cup campaigns, summed up exactly what it meant with a wonderful post on Instagram.

Image: PA
Image: PA

'Golden Balls' stressed the accomplishment in getting to the semi-final of the showpiece and says we should be optimistic for future tournaments given the amount of talent coming through and the success of the youth teams.

The Manchester United legend puts it perfectly. Being honest, it was like watching Beckham five minutes into the Croatia when Bury's finest, Kieran Trippier, swung in a glorious free-kick to open the scoring.

It wasn't quite to be in the end but we move forward and hope to finish on a high with Saturday's third place play-off against Belgium, even if it isn't the game the players want to be involved in this weekend.

Josh Lawless

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