Kane disappointed after semi-final defeat


"And I'm a little bit anxious about Harry Kane". He recently signed a new contract with Tottenham keeping him at the club until 2020.

"I have all the respect for Kane, he's shown he is one of the best strikers in the Premier League, he gets goals, he's one of the greatest threats but he is not alone".

The compilation of his goals, assists and skills is a showcase of what he will be bringing at the upcoming semifinals fixture against Croatia at 11:30 PM IST on Wednesday.

Croatia lost to hosts France in the semi-finals 20 years ago in their first World Cup as an independent nation, going on to beat the Netherlands in the third-place play-off.

"Why didn't you ask me how I played well against him?" He had a great attitude. So to be here now, leading this team out, I'm so proud.

"He's just been incredible, his confidence has grown".

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"There's a lot we could have done better, but they played well and they made it hard for us". He's got great belief in himself, and he's a great guy. He's not going to be out and about at night.

Kane is now leading the race for the tournament's Golden Boot with six goals, while Lovren has played in all five of Croatia's games in their run to the final four - playing the full 90 minutes in four of those games.

He was rested in the Three Lions' final group game against Belgium but otherwise he has only missed 27 minutes of game time.

"It's not the same if you play two 90-minute games, but I believe we have had ample time to recover, and we are professional enough to know who needs what in terms of recovery", he said. "It's going to be a hard task for all of us".

"This will hurt for a while but we can hold our heads up, it's been a fantastic journey but we've got to learn from it and take what we can".