Jamie Redknapp has revealed that Harry Kane admitted to him in a private chat that having 22,000 fans at Wembley on Sunday served as a big boost to the team.
It looks like things are returning to normalcy in the UK, with Wembley expected to have thousands of fans for the final of the European Championships on 12 July.
Only about 25 per cent of the stadium’s capacity was used for the Three Lions tournament opener but the atmosphere certainly seemed to make a huge difference, after the players spent the majority of the last 12 months playing in closed doors.
Kane did not look at his sharpest on Sunday but Gareth Southgate’s men will undoubtedly rely on the 27-year-old to deliver in the important moments if they are to go far in the tournament.
Redknapp revealed that the England captain told him in a chat after the game that he and his teammates ‘thrived’ off the atmosphere at Wembley.
The former Spurs midfielder said on the official England podcast: “They felt it today. I had a chat with Harry Kane briefly after and he said, it’s so good to have the fans in there, albeit only 22,000 – you could feel it.
“Because of the acoustics of the stadium they really enjoyed the whole atmosphere, and I think the players thrived off it.”
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