2020 UEFA Euro Final: After Harry Kane wins against Italy at Wembley Stadium.© AFP
England captain Harry Kane admitted on Sunday that the defeat against penalties in his favor at the 2020 European Championships in Italy was “the worst feeling in the world”. Along with Harry Maguire, Kane was one of the only two players in England, as Italy won 3-2 points after a 1-1 draw at Wembley. Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka missed penalties and England missed the chance to win their first trophy since the 1966 World Cup. “It’s the worst feeling in the world when you lose your sentence,” Kan told ITV.
“Anyone can be punished. Punishments are punishments. We went through a process. The boys did everything they could, it wasn’t our night.”
Luke Shaw gave England a dream start when he scored in the second minute.
The fastest goal in European history could not have pushed England to victory because they had allowed Italy to gradually enter the match.
Leonardo Bonucci scored the equalizer in the second half, setting the stage for England’s last formidable penalty after the failure of shots in recent decades.
Tottenham striker Kane admitted that England had played in Italy’s hands when he failed to take a cautious approach with the aim of maintaining his leadership.
“We were playing against a very good side. We started with a perfect start. Maybe it went too deep at times. They had a lot of balls,” Kan said.
“We were pretty controlled. They didn’t create too many chances. They got the breakthrough from the set piece and after that it was 50-50.”
Since the 1966 World Cup, after reaching the first final of the European Championship, after rising to an important match for the first major title of the 1966 World Cup, Kane stressed that England would bounce back from a hard loss.
“We win together, we lose together. From there we will learn and grow. These guys will grow and give us more motivation for the World Cup next year,” he said.
“You have to raise your head. It’s been a wonderful tournament.”
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