An apology to worldwide England fans was the first thing on Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn’s lips when he addressed the press following England’s Euro 2016 exit.
The complete transcript of what he said at Tuesday’s press conference alongside Roy Hodgson in Chantilly.
This is a message to all the fans back in England after our performance in this tournament – sorry.
He also says that, we are very very sorry, when it comes to games that really matter, the business end of tournaments, we have come up short, not just at this tournament but in the past.
Having been a fan before I started this job. I get it. We’re very disappointed about the team’s reaction in EURO 2016. Iceland are a doughty opponent but we didn’t punch our weight. It’s something we’ve got to work on.