James Milner conceded England came up short in the World Cup and failed to live up to expectations.
England crashed out of the finals after a humbling 4-1 defeat to Germany in Bloemfontein.
Frank Lampard controversially had an effort disallowed with the match delicately poised at 2-1 before Germany added two goals in the second half.
Milner admits England did not reach their high standards in South Africa and he has called on the team to move on.
"We came here with high expectations and are disappointed to go out," said Milner.
"We have not performed like we can. But you have to look forward and we move on."
Milner admits Germany caught England on the break and that some of their defending led to their own downfall.
"We put them under pressure at the start of the second half and were on the front foot. We hit the bar as well and had that gone in, who knows what might have happened," added Milner
"We go forward as a team and defend as a team and make sure we are covered at the back.
"Their wide players do not track back and that obviously helps them break pretty quickly. Equally it creates space for you to go forward."
Milner added: "Germany are obviously a good team with quality players and have as good a chance as any in the tournament."