Gary Neville hails England's progress under Gareth Southgate
• The Three Lions bowed out of the World Cup after a 2-1 semi-final defeat vs Croatia
Speaking to ITV after Wednesday clash, former United man Neville said: "This team have taken us to a place we never thought we'd ever imagined we'd get. England had never overachieved, but this team have in reaching the semi-final. They've taken a nation with them.
"We did say before the game that these lads will have to take the opportunity now as it may never happen again. All I hope as I look at them now is that they get another opportunity as huge as this again.
"English football has taken an absolute battering over the years, on and off the pitch, it has been ridiculed. I have to say, for the first time this is an England team that for the first time have played with some level of composure and control in games, it has been high quality, and good watching them.
"But the reality of it is, you think of the Premier League, 30 per cent are English. English coaches don't get the top jobs in England. I just hope this has put more faith in English football. This has lifted everybody."