Kane says England defeat will hurt for a long time

Kane says England defeat will hurt for a long time

Kane says England defeat will hurt for a long time

"We know what it takes and in such moments you forget any fatigue you may feel", said the 29-year-old at Tuesday's eve-of-game press conference at Luzhniki Stadium.

The striker has scored six goals at the World Cup in Russian Federation, with a semi-final against Croatia on Wednesday and a final or third/fourth place playoff still to come, and Redknapp conceded he has been taken aback by the rise of the 24-year-old.

"There's a lot we could have done better, but they played well and they made it hard for us". 'We worked so hard, the fans were awesome, it was a tough game, a 50-50 game, when we look back we will think there's stuff we could have done better. We got further than anyone thought we would have. There are lot of ifs and buts.

Mario Mandzukic scored in the 109th minute of the semi-final to secure a 2-1 win after extra-time in Moscow. The England captain accepted that they had retreated too deep in the second half, allowing Croatia to mount the recovery that propelled them into Sunday's final against France.

Kane, who still leads the Golden Boot standings with six goals, gave Lovren a torrid time in Tottenham's 4-1 Premier League win over Liverpool last October, in which the centre-back was substituted before half-time. "His team-mates play at top clubs, it's going to be a hard task but if we're ready to give our all on the pitch like against Argentina, if we're compact, I don't believe there will be problems".

"We've built a great foundation and we're proud of what we've achieved - but we want more".

"It's an experience for us", said the Everton stopper.

"Every chance. I think we're going to make the final". Look at the fans there tonight, there was a lump in the throat and the hairs on my neck stood up watching the fans at the end.

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