Watch England's Manager's Amazing Response To Laura Bassett's Own Goal

England manager Mark Sampson had an incredible response to Laura Bassett's own-goal, calling her a "hero."

This is what leadership is. 

England manager Mark Sampson gave a touching interview about Laura Bassett's own-goal and England's heartbreaking exit from the Women's World Cup. 

Sampson called Bassett a hero for her play throughout the World Cup and said she doesn't deserve the World Cup ending that she got.

During the press conference after the game, Sampson was equally supportive of his team and Bassett. 

"We're a team who will go home knowing that we could not have done any more, given any more ounce of blood, sweat, or tears, smiles. Whatever it was, we could not have given any more," Sampson said.

Contact The18 Staff Writer Sam Klomhaus at Klomhaus@The18.com or follow him on Twitter @SamKlomhaus

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