‘We haven’t played well enough, we have just got to accept that’ – Moores

"You just feel like you have let people down I suppose – that is the main emotion"

“You just feel like you have let people down I suppose – that is the main emotion”

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England head coach Peter Moores has revealed that he was extremely gutted when the national team lost to Bangladesh by 15 runs on Monday and were eliminated from the World Cup.

Moores also feels that England have let a lot of people down with their performance, which included losses to Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The only match England did win was against Scotland.

“You just feel hollow if I am being honest, I’m very, very disappointed,” Moores told Sky Sports. “We haven’t played well enough we have just got to accept that.

“You just don’t know what to say or what to feel really. You just feel like you have let people down I suppose – that is the main emotion.”

Moores also attributes England’s downfall in the World Cup to a lack of experience.

“We haven’t got a settled team,” he said. “We’ve lost two key players at the top of our order (Cook and) Jonathan Trott was the number three, we’ve lost some players and we accept that, we don’t make an excuse of it.

“We tried to find what we think are the best players to get into that team. Gary Balance is a very good one-day player, we felt that was the right decision. He didn’t play well enough, Alex Hales got his go today.

“There was no obvious team to pick because they’re young players, they haven’t played a lot of cricket. We’ve got nine guys who haven’t been to a World Cup before. That’s the reality of it.

“You make your choice, you pick the side you think is the best team, which we did, and we have to accept they didn’t play well enough.”

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