Tottenham and England star hits out at ref for Spain clash

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

England fell to their third straight defeat last night, the first time they have do so in 30 years.

A 2-1 loss to Spain followed defeats to both Croatia and Belgium in their final World Cup games in Russia this summer.

Harry Kane, captain, Dele Alli and Kieran Trippier all started the game at Wembley against Spain, with both Danny Rose and Eric Dier joining the action later in the match.

At one point, all five Spurs stars were on the pitch at the same time, showing the squad’s real strength on the international stage.

Marcus Rashford put England 1-0 early on, before Spain came from behind to heap misery on Southgate’s men.

However, the game wasn’t without controversy, as Danny Welbeck’s injury time equaliser was chalked off for an apparent foul on the Spain keeper David De Gea.

Upon replaying the collision, it seemed that De Gea merely clattered into the motionless Welbeck as he jumped to collect the airborne ball.

Despite this, the goal was still chalked off, but Harry Kane didn’t hold back when discussing the incident.

“Danny Welbeck’s just stood there and the keeper’s come over to catch it and gone over the top of him and he’s put it away and the ref’s given a foul.

“In those big moments, you need the ref to stay strong and unfortunately, he’s bottled it.

“In those moments, you need a firm ref who won’t give wrong decisions under pressure.

“It’s disappointing to finish that way as I thought we played well, especially in the second half.”

However, Kane did feel that there were positives to take from the loss.

“We deserved a draw at least. It was a good game and a real test against a team who keep the ball really well.

“At times, with the way they kept the ball, it was difficult for us.

“But we had a good spell throughout the game and we probably created the better chances and I think we deserved a draw at least.”

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