thereEngland missed out on early qualification for the last 16 of the World Cup It was a 0-0 draw with USA this Friday (25). Even so, England captain and key player Harry Kane credited the decision as keeping England at the top of Group B.
The striker realizes he could have had a better player in his selection, but also appreciates the fact that he hasn’t conceded goals. England lost their opening match against Iran 6-2.
– It’s important not to give up goals, it’s very satisfying, even if we can play better, we’re in a good position, top of the group – Kane said on the way out.
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Harry praised the US team, recalling some missed opportunities and stressing the importance of turning them around. In fact, the best English chance of the second half came from the player himself, who headed into the paint at the right post in stoppage time.
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– We know we can play better than that, but there is no easy game in the World Cup. I believe that after a good game one should come back strong against any opponent. But the opponent was well organised, and we have to respect that – scored 9.
Kane, who was the top scorer at the 2018 World Cup, is yet to score in this tournament. On his debut, the number 9 provided two assists but was void when it came to goals. Additionally, his validity in the second round was in doubt as he faced a strong entry from Iranian Bularikanji. Striker Khalifa limped off the international stage with an ankle brace, but the following day he underwent imaging tests which revealed no injury.
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