Harry Kane Claimed he Was Ready to Take Two Penalties But Execution Let Him Down After Equalling Wayne Rooney Record

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Harry Kane told the press that he was prepared to play two penalties against France in the quarterfinals, but execution let him down.

Harry Kane scored the first penalty after Lucas Hernandez fouled Bukayo Saka in the box, but with six minutes left in the match, he got the second penalty after Hernandez fouled Mason Mount.

Harry Kane using his teeth to hold his Jersey

The Tottenham striker then hit the ball with full strength, and it went over the bar.

Harry Kane looking sad after the penalty miss

His first penalty had brought Kane level with Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney’s England scoring record of 53 goals, and the player had also scored more penalties in normal time than any other player in the World Cup.

Kane was unable to pass Wayne Rooney’s records and get the quarterfinal match against France to extra time, which left England fans in a depressing mood.

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Rooney was quick to congratulate him on equalizing his record and console him for missing the penalty.

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Gareth Southgate console Harry Kane

Also, the winner of the 1966 World Cup, Sir Geoff Hurst, the scorer of the hat trick against Germany in the final, consoled the Gareth Southgate players and believed they were still capable of performing at the highest level.

However, England manager Gareth Southgate has failed to make a comment about his future; his contract ends in 2024.

Kane still wants Southgate to take the team to Euro 2024.

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Harry Kane scores the first penalty

Although his future is up to the English Football Association, different managers have been linked to the job, and we are likely to see a new manager take on the team soon.

How should England prepare for the next match against Italy?

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Harry Kane celebrates after scoring

England will play against Italy on March 23, 2022, for the Euro 2020 qualifiers. It is going to be a very interesting match, and winning the match will be so hard for the English team.

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They need to bring in their best players, and the manager should avoid selecting players based on sentiment.

The English manager needs to bring in new defenders and goalkeepers, and the manager should try to implement a different style of play.

They should also stop being vulnerable at the back, which is a big problem. Also, the team should practice penalties and learn how to deal with pressure in any match.

The Italian team, which did not qualify for the World Cup, will be hoping to beat England to qualify for the Euros in 2024.

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Harry Kane celebrates after scoring

How will Harry Kane put aside the disappointing night?

The Premier League resumes on December 26, 2022, and he will be available when Tottenham plays Brentford. He needs to start scoring goals and also help his team win a title this season; that alone can boost his confidence and make him forget about his penalty miss against France.

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