England's 2-1 loss to Italy was not the start to the 2014 World Cup they wanted, but as thoughts turn towards Thursday's showdown with Uruguay, Daniel Sturridge and Wayne Rooney posted rousing messages on Twitter.
"We'll recover well and be right back at it Thursday," posted Sturridge, who opened his World Cup account by converting Rooney's cross during the defeat.
Rooney was once again the subject of heavy criticism—from the media and fans on Twitter—after putting in an otherwise ineffective performance in Manaus.
He tweeted this on Sunday morning:
Gutted to lose game last night. We move on to Uruguay now. We have to believe snow stay positive— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) June 15, 2014
Meant now not snow— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) June 15, 2014
The message from Sturridge and Rooney is simple: Keep the faith, England fans.