The Roses lost their semi-final against New Zealand yesterday, meaning that they will play-off against the Proteas – who lost to Australia in the other semi-final – for the bronze medal.
“Winning is quite additive, and when you don’t get over the line it sucks. I am hurting – it’s difficult to put it into words, but as a leader I have to stay strong and I will stray strong.
“World Cups come and go, games will come and go, but the world will keep spinning.”
England were again roared on by magnificent support inside the M&S Bank Arena yesterday, and Guthrie says that the backing they have received has only added to the experience, rather than put additional pressure on.
“Everybody alluded to the fact that there would be too much pressure for us to take, but we’ve actually really enjoyed it – we’ve been in a position we’ve never been in before.
“For us against New Zealand it wasn’t the pressure of where we were, it was the pressure of a semi-final. It’s all on the line. We were two teams going intent against each other and we didn’t execute well enough.”
Despite the disappointment of the semi-final defeat, there is still a medal up for grabs, and Guthrie is determined that the Roses end their tournament on a high.
“There is still a bronze medal up for grabs and we’d love to stand on the podium on home soil. That will still be a really proud moment for us in terms of this journey we’ve been on.
“We’ve got a game to play still, as and long as we go out today and put out a good performance, I’ll be proud of the girls.
“My experience lends itself to say ‘pick yourself up’, because we’ve got a game to go and we can end up on the podium, and that’s what we wanted.”