National coach labels Kane as ‘best goalscorer in the world’

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane once again showed why he is one of the best players on the planet yesterday afternoon, after scoring the winner against Croatia for England.

England came into the match needing a win to top the group, with a score draw or a loss enough to see them relegated into the B tier of the UEFA Nations League.

A win would place them first in their tier A group ahead of Croatia and Spain.

Despite England’s total domination of the game, Croatia took the lead in the second half, and looked set on dumping England out of yet another competition.

However, a late goal and assist from captain Kane pulled England back from the brink of relegation, booking a place in the semi finals of the tournament.

This will be the second semis Kane has captained his country to in under six months.

He was awarded man of the match for his contribution at Wembley, and manager Gareth Southgate had plenty to say on his main man.

He told The Guardian: “Harry is the best goalscorer in the world. You’re always loth to take a player off of his ability. I know people have questioned some of those decisions over the summer but he’s our main penalty-taker, our leader. In 98% of the games, his hold-up play and goalscoring is critical. He played a fantastic pass for Raheem Sterling after dropping off deep and turning in the first half. We have huge belief in him. He is so hungry to lead the team on.”

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