Ward-Prowse believes that the whole experience of the last three weeks will prove important in the squad’s future careers.
“All 21 of us are going to go home now having learned from this,” he said. “We’re going to go back to our clubs with broader shoulders after the pressure of a World Cup.
“We knew we had to win the game (against Egypt), but unfortunately that didn’t happen.
“But it’s been a good experience for all of us.”