England manager backs Tottenham star to end drought

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Dom Le Roy

Gareth Southgate’s England boys were back in action last night, although action would not be a key word to describe the boring 0-0 draw.

England were playing World Cup enemies Croatia, the team that knocked them out of the Russia 2018 tournament in the summer.

Southgate’s men controlled the game in both possession and chances, but failed to convert these into goals.

Tottenham players Eric Dier and Harry Kane both started the match and both slammed headed efforts into the woodwork.

Harry Kane also fired the ball into the back of the net, tearing a hole in it, but the offside flag was quickly raised.

England’s best chances came through young Marcus Rashford, as he squandered two simple one-on-ones by dribbling his shots straight at the keeper.

Harry Kane has now gone six England games without a goal, after claiming the golden boot at the World Cup.

However, gaffer Southgate has backed him to put an end to this record.

The Telegraph report Southgate said: “He had the chance he buried from just offside,” said Southgate. “Harry will get us goals. We were a real threat (against Croatia). The most important thing for the team is we create chances, look dangerous, and the players who didn’t score tonight will score.”

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