‘The only thing Kane hasn’t done is score in August’

first_imgEngland The only thing Kane hasn’t done is score in August – Southgate Tommy Doleman Last updated 1 year ago 15:59 6/19/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) HarryKane - Cropped Getty Images England World Cup Harry Kane Tunisia v England Tunisia Powerade The England manager was in a jovial mood after the Tottenham striker inspired his country to a 2-1 win over Tunisia at the World Cup Gareth Southgate has lauded star striker Harry Kane after his two goals gave England a 2-1 win over Tunisia.Kane, 24, put in a man-of-the-match display – scoring a goal in each half – including one in stoppage time to kick start England’s World Cup campaign.The Tottenham forward had not scored before at a major tournament after drawing a blank at Euro 2016, but Southgate – who joked about the striker’s well-documented August struggles in front of goal – was full of praise for the Three Lions captain. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar “If he hadn’t scored, I’d be answering questions about his ability to score in tournament football,” he said.”The only thing he hasn’t done now is score in August. He’s moved every other barrier, and I’m personally delighted for him.”I know he will feel the pride in leading his country to a win in a World Cup match, which is the most important thing.”England will hope to seal qualification to the knockout rounds when they face Panama at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on Sunday.Following that game, Southgate’s men will face Belgium, who defeated Panama 3-0 in their opening game on Tuesday.Should England progress, they will face either Poland, Colombia, Senegal or Japan in the Round of 16.last_img