Kai Havertz has admitted he is disappointed with the manner of Germany’s loss to England but insisted he is already eyeing the next challenge.
It comes as Joachim Low reacted to Thomas Muller’s late miss in his last match as manager of Die Mannschaft.
England are through to the quarter-finals of Euro 2020 after a 2-0 win over Germany as they finally got one over their rivals.
It means the Three Lions will take on either Ukraine or Sweden, with a potential match-up against Denmark to come.
But for the Germans, it was a night of disappointment – especially for Loew, who was managing his last game for his country.
However, on Tuesday, it was an early exit after crashing out in the first knockout round following their qualification from the so-called “Group of Death” with Portugal and France.
But the 22-year-old has tried to look at the bright side and insisted there are future challenges on the horizon.
He said: “We kept creating chances after we conceded, but didn’t take them. It was a bitter evening. But we’re all in the same boat and we’re a unit.
“England don’t have too bad a team. If you crash out in the round of 16, of course it’s disappointing, but now we have to move on.”
Bayern Munich star Muller had a golden chance to equalise when a mistake from Sterling put the forward through but, in uncharacteristic fashion, he dragged his shot wide.
Just minutes later Kane struck to put the game to bed and Loew has rued that moment.
The outgoing manager said: “It’s a big disappointment for all of us. The belief in this team was absolutely there.
“But in games like this, it’s crucial to consistently take advantage of the few chances you have.
“When things like Thomas Müller’s chance happen, you just have to accept it. He normally scores in a situation like that.
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“Today we needed that goal, but I can’t blame anyone”
“I believe that some of our players will still develop. We have a lot of young players.
“They will learn from this. At the European Championships in 2024 at home, some will be at an absolute top level.”