England 1-2 France: Harry Kane was ready to take two penalties but says ‘execution’ let him down | Football News
England captain Harry Kane says he ready to take two penalties in opposition to France in Saturday’s 2-1 World Cup quarter-final defeat, but his execution let him down.
Kane emphatically dispatched his first spot kick but skied his second over the bar with simply six minutes of regular time remaining to finish England’s World Cup hopes and go away the striker inconsolable at full-time.
His first penalty had taken Kane degree with Wayne Rooney’s England scoring report of 53 objectives and meant he had scored extra penalties in regular time at World Cups than any participant ever.
But he was unable to surpass Rooney and take Saturday’s quarter-final to additional time.
Asked if the primary penalty impacted his considering, Kane instructed ITV: “No. I’m all the time somebody who prepares for getting one or two penalties in a sport, I all the time have an concept of what I would like to do.
“I can not fault my preparation or something like that, it was simply the execution on the evening. The first pen was nice, the second I did not fairly hit it how I wished to.
“I’ve to take it on the chin, it is going to harm for certain, the entire sport will harm. As the captain, I’ll take that, but I could not be prouder of the boys.
“It comes down to a small detail I’ll take responsibility for. I’m not worried about the team and how it will impact them. We have some great talent.”
Kane’s agony in footage
Kane: We hope Southgate stays
England supervisor Gareth Southgate was non-committal over his future after Saturday’s defeat with uncertainty about his subsequent transfer, saying he would overview his state of affairs within the coming weeks and months.
Southgate has a contract that may take him by way of to Euro 2024 and his captain Kane desires him to stay in his publish.
“That’s down to him [whether he stays].” Kane added. “We’ve loved having him as a manager, I think he’s been incredible, when you see where he’s taken us from to where we are now, it’s an amazing leap.
“I feel all of us hope he stays, but that is his choice, clearly he’ll go away and overview that, but earlier than we all know it we’ll be getting ready for a Euros.”
Southgate coy on England future
England supervisor Gareth Southgate says he “needs a bit of time to review and reflect” following their exit.
“After every tournament we’ve sat down and reviewed and reflected,” Southgate mentioned, in a thought-about tone. “So we need a bit of time to make sure everyone makes the right decisions.”
Neville fumes at referee: He was a joke
Gary Neville fumed on the referee, calling him “a joke” and “rank bad”.
Sampaio’s decision-making was beneath the highlight when Bukayo Saka was caught by Dayot Upamecano within the build-up to Tchouaméni’s opening purpose for France.
The French defender was concerned once more later within the half, seemingly fouling Kane as he entered the field on the fitting but VAR failed to intervene, presumably deeming the contact outdoors the field.
England did lastly get a penalty when Saka was fouled by Tchouaméni earlier than VAR had to step in to award their second penalty for a foul on Mason Mount, though Kane fired the decisive penalty over.
Neville mentioned of the referee: “He had an absolute nightmare. A joke of a referee. I’m not saying it was all down to England’s defeat – people will say it is excuses – but he’s just a bad referee, rank bad.”
Neville believed France’s first purpose ought to have been dominated out for the foul on Saka: “It’s a simple decision. He kicks his leg away – I’m not sure why that isn’t a foul. He’s nibbled and he’s kicked him. It should be a free-kick. Upamecano has tried to win the ball on three or four occasions where can’t win the ball, on Saka, on Kane.”
Harry Maguire additionally instructed the BBC: “Really poor, very poor. From minute one, there were five, six fouls in the first 15 minutes, not one yellow card. It’s a foul for the first goal, leading up to it on Bukayo.
“I can not actually go into explaining how unhealthy his efficiency was. I do not need to go into an excessive amount of as a result of I’ll find yourself getting fined. But regardless that the large choices had been improper he by no means gave us something, all through the sport he was actually poor.”