Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart thanked Wembley fans for their support of England in last night's friendly win over Hungary.
Hart praised the fans' reaction, accepting some boos were deserved after England's poor World Cup campaign.
He told ITV: "I thought it was very fair. It was very varied. There were an awful lot of people in there and we were very grateful for that because we could well have turned up to an empty stadium. But that shows English fans and how good they are.
"Some voiced their opinions, which is fair enough, but some just got behind the team and everyone was happy at the end."
The goalkeeper, who was making his first start for his country, admitted Hungary made it difficult for England and he knows there is plenty of work to be done ahead of the Euro 2012 qualifiers.
"It means the world," he said of the victory. "You could see that in Stevie's celebration and the boys' celebration. It's only a friendly but they [Hungary] treated the game with an awful lot of respect. They came to get a result and they almost did it.
"It's a tiny step because these are games we should be winning. But it's hard to break teams down and it's almost a good thing them getting a goal."
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