But speaking after England fans stayed inside the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow to applaud Gareth Southgate and the players following their elimination by Croatia, Rose said: "That scene at the end was very emotional and I can not believe I am looking forward to putting an English shirt on again because a few years ago, I did not see that happening".
The final blow was inflected when striker Mario Mandzukic put the Croatians 2-1 ahead in the 109th minute to send them through to the final.
Gareth Southgate's side face Croatia in the semi-finals on Wednesday at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
Kieran Trippier had opened the scoring for the Three Lions with a fifth-minute free-kick before Ivan Perisic equalised in the 68th minute. "This has been the discussion for the last 20 years", said Dalic, who was appointed only last October towards the end of their qualifying campaign and led them to a play-off win against Greece. "Two players played with half-a-leg, but it didn't show". The sound was eclipsed only by the joy that greeted Mario Mandzukic's extra-time victor and the impromptu fireworks celebration in the wake of the final whistle.
"This is fantastic", Dalic said.
"I'm a man of my word and a proud Welshman, I'll get it done". I wish him the best, but not so much when he plays against Real Madrid.
"It's too easy to sometimes move on too quickly".
However, fans said the side had "finished further than anyone dreamed".
This result improves on Croatia's World Cup showing in 1998, when they reached the semifinal stage, but lost to France.
"For Croatian football and Croatia as a country, this is history being written", said Dalic.
"It is massive that we have had a good tournament and restored the pride of the nation".