And the disappointed Belgian insisted they will do it their way - not the Italian one. "We need to have more clean sheets but we are working on it". Maybe that is the way to do it. "Physically, they gave everything on the pitch". "We were well into it until that last period", he said. "Now we want another chance". Mauricio Pochettino could reassert "I am a dreamer" after going... And I believe that our style fits us better.
"We will always have our own identity and the way we play", the Belgium worldwide told the Telegraph. "We could have played five or six at the back (at Wembley), but that is not how we are".
There are only three players who have scored in more matches without being defeated, with Liverpool's James Milner atop the list - and the only active Prem player ahead of Alli - after scoring in 47 games without defeat. To attack and to dominate the game. We should have killed the game.
"They've got quality and, defensively, we were stretched today". Hopefully we will get another chance to show that to the world.
Australia itching to avenge World Cup semi-final loss to India
The hosts were off to a steady start with openers, Punam Raut (37) and Mandhana, putting on 38 runs in nine overs. Indian pacer Shikha Pandey claimed a wicket while Australian spinner finished with a four-wicket haul.
Eriksen went into a different gear after Kane went off injured and again proved why he is arguably our best player. "I hope everyone feels the way I feel it", he says.
"Every time you play against these teams, they have got great players".
"We have a lot to play for - and we know what to do".