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Harry Kane says fans finally saw the ‘real England’ as skipper insists Three Lions in ‘good place’ ahead of World Cup


HARRY KANE believes fans got to see the “real England” after their fightback against Germany.

The out-of-form Three Lions went into their final Nations League game on a miserable run of form.

Harry Kane says fans saw the 'real England' against Germany

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Harry Kane says fans saw the ‘real England’ against GermanyCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun

And even though they now head into the World Cup on a six-match winless run, the skipper is adamant that England showed they were on the rise again after the rollercoaster 3-3 draw with Germany.

Goals from Ilkay Gundogan and Kai Havertz silenced Wembley at the start of the second half as the visitors took a two-goal lead.

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However, Luke Shaw and Mason Mount got England back on level terms before Kane scored a penalty to put his country ahead.

But there was late agony in store after Nick Pope fumbled a shot in the 87th-minute which allowed Havertz to slot home an equaliser.

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Afterwards, Kane told BBC Radio 5 Live: “First and foremost, I’m proud of the boys for the way we dug in. 

“We felt so unfortunate to go two goals behind. Obviously, a mistake [for the first goal] and a great shot from the edge of the box. But you saw the determination, passion and desire to wear this England shirt after that.

“We dug deep and the boys who came on made a really good impact and did really well to get back into the game.

“They were clinical which we haven’t been and to be honest, in the whole game we could have scored more if we were better in the first half. But there’s no time to celebrate.

“I thought we showed good signs today and we can have positive feelings going into the World Cup.”

Kane added: “It shows the character of the squad and in the summer, we had a similar situation and ended up going the other way.

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“It was a terrible night for us as players and obviously the England national team.

“Going from 2-0 down against Germany and showing what we did, we can be proud of. The fans were electric as soon as we got the first goal and you can just feel them at the edge of their seats and the eruption when the penalty went in was a great feeling.

“We are not getting carried away and know we have stuff to improve. The boys keep their heads up, tried to play out and Pope saves it nine times out of ten.

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“He’s been fantastic for us every time he’s wore the England shirt – he can keep his head up.

“I think you saw the real England in the last half hour.”





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