Published: Sat, September 08, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Harry Kane to wear golden boots for England against Spain

Harry Kane to wear golden boots for England against Spain

"We have to take it seriously, we are going into every game wanting to win".

We did well. If you can't win a game it's nice to get at least one point but want to make it better and get the three points against Holland on Sunday. 'I was very pleased there was a lot of applause, I was able to respond and concentrate on the game from that moment'.

"We've got to convince ourselves it wasn't a one-off", Southgate said.

"They were not at the World Cup but they have great players and it will be a hard game".

After a long talk with his staff about England's run to the semi-finals, Southgate chatted with his players and explained why the Nations League was important, but he also wanted to "get the players' view" on events in Russian Federation.

"Ideally over the next two years we'd like to go into the European Championships with a record of beating the top teams". Are you looking forward to this new competition?

That ambition means Kane does not look completely fondly upon his exploits in Russian Federation, where his prowess as a poacher and penalty taker meant England's relative struggles to craft chances from open play did not weigh too heavily.

A full house of 90,000 at Wembley will welcome England home in their first fixture since the World Cup as further proof that their exploits in the summer captured the hearts of a nation.

"I don't think I can be up there with those two but I aim to improve". And then I made my first senior appearance against them when I was 20, when Fabio Capello put me on some eight years ago and it brings back a lot of good memories for me.

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