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Kane breaks silence on World Cup penalty miss that will haunt him for rest of his life

Kane breaks silence on World Cup penalty miss that will haunt him for rest of his life

Harry Kane stated that his World Cup penalty miss, which resulted in England’s elimination in the quarterfinals, will haunt him for the rest of his life, but that it will have no effect on his personal or professional life and has made him more hungry than ever for success.

In England’s 2-1 loss to France last month, captain Kane scored England’s first goal from the penalty spot but missed a second opportunity to tie the game six minutes before the final whistle.

“I’ll probably remember it for the rest of my life, but that’s part of the game. It’s not going to affect me as a player or as a person. I’ll keep working hard to improve,” Kane told the Evening Standard newspaper.

“After it happened, I just wanted to play again as quick as possible and get it out of my head. It’s something you have to deal with …. It was a tough moment for me. It’s never an easy thing to go through, but it’s part of the highs and lows of our sport.”

Kane has scored three goals in three games since his return to Tottenham , including two in Wednesday’s 4-0 Premier League victory at Crystal Palace.

“I had a bit of time away after, just to reflect, and it’s made me even more hungry to come back and be successful. So nights like last night (against Palace) are always good for me and the team, and it was much needed after the last couple of results,” Kane added.

Kane also applauded manager Gareth Southgate’s decision to remain in charge of England’s 2024 European Championship campaign, stating that they have something to prove following defeats to Italy in the Euro 2020 final and Croatia in the 2018 World Cup semifinal.

“I’m really happy (he’s staying),” Kane said. “I feel like there’s some unfinished business there and he’s a fantastic coach.

“We’ve been close now on a few occasions. We looked strong in the tournament and it was small details that ended up not going our way. It will be nice to have another go at the Euros with the same team and staff.

“He’s been fantastic for me and a lot of other players. Business starts in March again and we’ll be ready.”

Kane breaks silence on World Cup penalty miss that will haunt him for rest of his life

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