Harry Kane has revealed his delight at scoring goal with the Captain’s armband on against Scotland yesterday in his post-match interview.
England manager Gareth Southgate’s confidence in the 23 year old striker was rewarded yesterday when Harry Kane netted a last-gasp equaliser at Hampden Park to salvage a point for the three lions.
Kane had been made Captain by Southgate and stepped up to the task naturally, constantly troubling the Scotland defence and coming away from the game with a well earned goal.
When asked about the late dramatic comeback, Kane was unable to hide his pride, commenting:
“It was fantastic. I think going 2-1 down in the manner that we did, a lot of heads could have dropped or people could have been sulking or so forth.”
“But everyone stood up to it. They dug deep and found a goal out of nothing really, so that’s what it’s about. It is about standing up and being counted and we did that today.”
He also spoke out about captaining England, labeling the experience a ‘special’ moment. He said:
“It was great for me personally to lead the team out, a very, very proud moment and to get that goal at the end made it even more special.
“I think being part of a leader is standing up when it matters and to get that goal at the end was important.”
In regards to the result itself, Kane declared himself satisfied with the point and praised the opponents, Scotland.
“I don’t think it was tougher than what we expected,” Kane added. “Because we always expect to have tough games, especially against your rivals. We knew it was going to be tough away from home, international qualifier, Scotland are doing everything to stay in the World Cup.”
“Scotland scoring two goals late on and you look at four minutes left, so to get anything from the game is always a point gained.”
“We come away fairly happy with it and in a good position to qualify for the World Cup.”
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