Hart left struggling for positives after England crash out on penalties to Italy
22:48 GMT, 24 June 2012
Joe Hart was devastated after England were knocked out of Euro 2012 on penalties after a 0-0 draw with Italy in Kiev.
The Manchester City goalkeeper kept the Azzurri out during the preceding 120 minutes but was unable to stop them progressing to a last-four meeting with Germany.
And Hart revealed he thought England had done enough to scrape through.
Beaten: Joe Hart acknowledges the crowd after England's defeat
He said on Radio Five Live: 'We've gone out of a tournament that we've laid the foundations for really well, played with everything we've got and unfortunately we weren't good enough tonight, losing on penalties.'
England rode their luck on occasion during the match with Italy, twice hitting the woodwork as well as creating a number of other decent chances.
The Azzurri also thought they had won the match six minutes from time only to see Antonio Nocerino's header correctly ruled out for offside.
Contrasting fortunes: Hart congratulates his club team-mate Mario Balotelli
Asked if he thought it was going to be England's night after those escapes, Hart said: 'I thought it was going to be our night whether those things didn't happen.
'I thought it was going to be our night because of the side we had, the heart we had, the quality we had, but unfortunately it wasn't to be, we didn't do well in the shoot-out, myself included.'
The City custodian also admitted he was struggling to take many positives from the experience immediately after the match.
Helpless: Hart was unable to save any of Italy's penalties in the shoot-out
'I'd like to be optimistic now but that's not the feeling in my heart at the moment,” he said. 'I'm an emotional guy and I put everything I had into these past couple of weeks.
'I'm gutted for the people who paid money to come out here to support us and see us and for the people back home.'
On how he will reflect back on the tournament overall, Hart added: 'Right now, not well. We'll have to wait and see in a couple of days.'