I’m sure everyone is feeling a little down this morning after such a stressful and disappointing outcome yesterday. However, upon reflection, this team has brought us a welcomed distraction over the last few weeks and allowed us to think about something positive when there have been so much stress elsewhere.
After such an absorbing match which put us all through the emotional wringer, deciding on penalties just seemed cruel. Watching the young team members take penalties yesterday, knowing the potential abuse they would receive if they missed, was heart-breaking. As a parent, I can’t imagine what it must be like for their families let alone for them as individuals. This team have given all they could, and we should be very proud of each and every one of them.
Already, this morning, the our children (although tired!) seem very upbeat about the result and have spoken about how well the team have performed, which has been lovely to hear. We will be sharing a presentation with our children to focus on the positives, which can be seen on the video below.
Another step forward in the progress of our national team is something we can all get behind.