Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain believes the experience of being part of England's World Cup squad will benefit his international career.

The 21-year-old suffered a knee injury in the Three Lions' penultimate warm-up game before the tournament, and was sidelined for the group stage.

Oxlade-Chamberlain remained in Brazil as he tried to regain fitness in time for the knockout stage, only for England to be eliminated after defeats to Italy and Uruguay in their opening two games.

I was gutted not to be able to make the appearance but I'll just have to be at the next one

"I didn't go there anticipating to get injured, especially so close to the start of the tournament, so that was very frustrating," Oxlade-Chamberlain told Arsenal Player.

"I enjoyed the whole thing because I had it in the back of my mind that I would play some part. It's something I've dreamt of for so many years - it was like a dream come true. I was gutted not to be able to make the appearance but I'll just have to be at the next one.

"Against Uruguay, when we scored the equaliser, I thought we were going to go on and win that game. To come out of it with two losses and then be out of the tournament was really disappointing. I couldn't really get my head around it because I felt that we did OK.

"When I look back on it now, it's a funny one because I think we played well. The way we played in the Italy game, I felt really excited as a fan - it was really exciting to watch. Against Uruguay when we scored the equaliser, I thought we were going to go on and win that game.

"Going into the Euros now, everyone that was in that squad will understand that it's not OK to play well and lose - you need to win the game."

Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source Isaac Moore 2 Sep 2014