England’s World Cup dream is over. With a 1-2 defeat against Colombia, the Three Lions are out of the tournament.
Harry Kane crouched weakly on the yard, pressed both hands on his head, strictly downwards, depressed, insertable.
Penal pain… again, the Mirror diagnosed after England’s old football disease broke out again.
From after a shot penalty, it caught the captain of the 3 Lions, the most effective shooter from the point in World Cup history.
Group supervisor Gareth Southgate took Kane, whom the Sun raid in Harry Pain at lightning speed and spoke encouraging words in his ear.
The guy knows how to feel: in your home European Championships in 1996, he had buried all the English title dreams with his incorrect shot.
It’s vicious for him, said Southgate after the 1-2 (0: 1) in the quarter-finals against France, but he has nothing to reproach himself. He would shoot once again tomorrow.
Harry Kane: There will be a long pain
But Kane might comfort absolutely nothing and nobody.
It hurts and there is still a long discomfort, the World Cup is just every four years, said the 29-year-old, who in his profession changed 58 penalties and only eleven.
Alleviation did not donate the two records that brought him his effectively transformed very first penalty of the game.
With his 53rd worldwide gate, he pulled with England’s record holder Wayne Rooney, and he was the very first gamer on the planet Cup history 4 times throughout the present game from the charge point.
On the 2nd effort 6 minutes before completion, he was thronging the ball over the crossbar, and even France’s keeper Hugo Loris pitied.
I understand that he is strong and will overcome it, said the 35-year-old, who has actually been having fun with Kane together with Tottenham Hotspur for 9 and a half years, however I can just share this moment of discomfort with him.
Southgate in criticism, Southgate takes time
The English patient seemed to have in fact treat his old disease after six lost penalty shootouts in big tournaments when he won one at a World Cup for the first time in Russia 4 years back
In the EM last in Wembley 2021 the suffering returned.
On Saturday night in the Bedouin tent of Author, it even reached the routine season.
Many nations have similar issues, stated Southgate, attending to the charge epidemic.
The 52-year-old came under criticism after the comparatively early end.
Although he had just extended his contract in Germany till the European Championship in 2024 a year ago, he left his future open.
I require time, I wish to make the best decision-for the group, for England, for the association, stated the previous defender, who led the world champ in 1966 to the World Cup final 4 years back and 17 months ago.
There was assistance not only from ex-striker Alan Shearer ( believe), but likewise from Kane: We all hope that he stays. He was incredible, we made a fantastic leap.