He told The Sun: "I hardly watched any of the Euros. I could not bring myself to watch most of the games.
"I was still disappointed at not being there. The games I watched were the Spanish ones. I caught each one of theirs and watched them in the final. I wanted Spain to win. I said at the start it would be great they could prove a lot of people wrong and they did. They are always a country that was always on the edge of winning something.
"A lot of people doubted them ... again. But to see them go all the way and win, it was great as a country. For England, the next two years are huge. We cannot miss out on another big competition.
"We should have been there this time but we weren't. It was a disappointment for the players but, most of all, the fans. It is always important for England to be there. It starts in September and we have to get off to a good start.
"We have the right things, we have the right management in Fabio Capello, we have the right staff, the right players. We just need to go out there and win games."