Harry Kane spends time with fans after England's historic victory

Leroy Wright
July 8, 2018

With six goals so far in the World Cup, Kane is the leader of the England side on and off the pitch, but on Saturday, although he worked hard and led the attack intelligently, he wasn't the hero; England had plenty of heroes. Kane, 24, made his way into the stand following the game and picked up a mobile phone.

"I remember saying to him before the next game 'OK, how about now we try and be as good as we might be?' because I think he's a super-talented player".

"To get through the two games this week we needed all of that".

"I'm out here until Gareth goes home", says his friend Danny Morgan, 32.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that England are reaching the semi-finals for the first time since 1990 in Italy, and have only won the competition once, in 1966. The highest paid player in the world sparkled at times on the field, scoring twice, but left the tournament marked mostly by his theatrics on the field.

Five minutes of extra time was no help to Sweden, and as the full time siren sounded on 2-0, the streets of London rang out with the chant "football's coming home".

"We are still improving; there are still other players in the team, especially the older ones, who can contribute more".

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Croatia went on to beat Russian Federation 4-3 on penalties after an emotionally draining quarter-final game yesterday. With the game going into extra time , the tension was higher expectedly.

"We are having success because we are really grafting for each other, we are playing some good football but we are really working without the ball".

"I love winning and that's what my mentality has been like since I was young".

Fast forward a few weeks, and Gareth Southgate's team are in the final four of the World Cup, four of their 11 goals coming from corners.

We are around them, but the fans aren't. "I do think [Harry] Kane can bring them to the final, because neither Russian Federation or Croatia are unbeatable teams for them".

They were terrific in getting a two-goal lead against Brazil and then put in a mature second half display to hold off the fightback from their South American opponents.

He finished his statement off with: "Come on England! W".

Before the 2018 finals in Russian Federation began, England hadn't scored from a corner at a World Cup since Matthew Upson's consolation when Germany ran riot in Bloemfontein.

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