Manager Hope Powell was happy with the way England took the game to Germany despite losing the Euro 2009 final.
England went down 6-2 in their first European final for 25 years, but Powell's side pushed the world champions hard before tiring late on.
"We still went out to win, even at 6-2 down. We still wanted to attack and we have to applaud that," Powell said.
"I think this will make the girls hungrier next time and one day it will be our day."
England, who have not beaten Germany in 19 ties, were always behind and despite pulling goals back to make it 2-1 and 3-2, their ruthless opponents - who have now won this tournament five times in a row - were simply too strong.
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