Ryan Bertrand says England will remain positive, as they prepare for next week’s UEFA EURO 2016 last-16 clash.
Roy Hodgson’s side drew 0-0 with Slovakia on Monday night – a result that allowed Wales to finish ahead of England in Group B – making life tougher for the Three Lions if they are to win the competition.
Having made his first appearance in the competition during the draw, Bertrand admitted his frustration at not being able to seal the victory, but backed England to show more as the tournament progresses.
“It was frustrating not to get the win, which I thought the performance deserved,” Bertrand told reporters after Monday night’s game.
“We remain very positive in our overall performance in this game and in previous games.
“We were creating chances and really plugging away, and we remain very confident in our performance.
“It was only a matter of time before we would have got the goal.”
Spain, Italy, Germany and France will be in England’s half of the knockout stages, but left-back Bertrand believes that Hodgson’s men may benefit from coming up against stronger opposition.
“Hopefully when we come up against teams in the next stages, they will hopefully come out some more and give us more space.”