Sarina Wiegman’s England side suffered a 1-0 defeat against Spain in the Women’s World Cup final today (August 20).

However, the England boss says the team “can be very proud of ourselves”.

England went behind with Spain's Olga Carmona scoring the first and only goal of the game in the 29th minute.

The 13 minutes of additional time at the end of the second half wasn't enough for the Lionesses to equalise. 

Sarina Wiegman reacts to England’s defeat in World Cup final

Wiegman told BBC Sport: “After all, I think Spain were just a little better than we were today. They had a great tournament, so congrats to Spain.

“Of course we are feeling bad now, you go to the final and give everything, you want to win the final and then you lose it.

“I think we can be very proud of ourselves, only it doesn’t feel like it at the moment.”

Wiegman told ITV she had no regrets despite defeat.

She said: “Most of all I feel disappointment, because when you play a final you want to win it. So that is mainly how I feel. Spain played a little better than we did.

“We gave everything. The opponent was very strong. We changed it at half-time and then we got momentum and I thought now we would get back in the game.

“The momentum went out of the game with the penalty, which took forever, and the injury of Alex (Greenwood). That was at a stage when I thought they were struggling with us.

“At the end when we tried to force it we did not execute very well.

“No regrets. We gave it everything we could. We tried different tactics. You have to give credit to Spain. Over the tournament they played the best football, so congratulations to Spain.

“Absolutely (we feel pride), it does not feel that way now. But when you see how many challenges we have had before the tournament and in the tournament, how we picked up and took every challenge. No regrets.”

England captain Millie Bright says England will ‘bounce back’

Captain Millie Bright told ITV: “It’s hard, but it’s football. It can go either way. They’re a fantastic team.

“First half wasn’t our best, second half we had chances – we hit the bar. Congrats to them but this is the hard part of football.

“A lot of emotion (right now) but I’m really proud of the team. To come this far, to play in the World Cup final, not many get to do that.

“This is not it for us, we’ll bounce back.”