Harry Kane admits he will have to overcome a summer of hurt before attempting to lead England to success at Euro 2020. The Three Lions are reeling following another semi-final defeat, this time slipping to a 3-1 extra-time loss to the Netherlands in the Nations League.
The latest setback comes after Gareth Southgate’s side were beaten by Croatia at the same stage of the World Cup last year. Reaching the last four of back-to-back tournaments is still progression for England but it dealt another blow to Kane, whose Tottenham team had lost the Champions League final to Liverpool just five days earlier.
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“Yes it hurts. It hurts a lot,” he said when asked if results in the last week had been difficult to swallow. “Of course, this week could have been so different and as a professional athlete that is all you dream about, you dream about lifting trophies and winning games.
“So it will hurt over the summer, it isn’t something you can just clear out of your mind but I think it is important, not just for me but the lads who have had tough years, to refresh as much as possible with their mind and their body.
“Then of course it comes thick and fast and before you know it we will be in the Premier League again and we will be talking again. “But it hurts, there is nothing else I can say. I want to win and the boys want to win and the Spurs boys want to win but it wasn’t our week. “As an athlete you have to take that on the chin and the only thing you can do is learn from it.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.