Harry Kane tells England fans to get behind flops vs Germany and help them earn confidence-boosting win before World Cup
HARRY KANE has told England supporters: Do NOT panic.
The Three Lions are on their worst run of results for 30 years and face arch-rivals Germany at Wembley tomorrow in their last game before the World Cup finals.
But captain Kane, 29, says that a morale-boosting win in front of a packed national stadium will send the Three Lions off to Qatar with their confidence sky high.
He said: “We’re not panicking. Of course, I understand the frustration of the fans.
“I was an England fan and still am an England fan whether I’m playing or not. I understand it.
“But ultimately we are going to be judged on what happens come November.
“If we have a successful tournament I’m not sure people will be worried about the spell we had over the summer — and that’s the bottom line.
“We know results haven’t been what we wanted.
“As a group, we know what we’re about and we will fight through this tough period.
“A full house at Wembley against Germany will be great World Cup preparation.”
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Boss Gareth Southgate was booed by England supporters in Milan after the Friday night defeat that condemned the team to relegation from the Nations League.
But Kane says he and the players must, and will, shoulder the blame for the collapse in form of the Euro 2020 finalists.
The Spurs star said: “Before this spell, I think we were 22 unbeaten, which was a record, and everyone was happy and excited, and rightly so.
“In football sometimes you have these moments where you have to dig deep and look within yourselves as players, as a whole team, as staff, and see where we can improve.
“This is definitely that moment for us.
“We’re a really strong group. We’re always honest with one another.
“The players are ultimately the ones on the pitch and need to take that responsibility.
“Gareth is always there to try and do that. But we know as players that we need to do better.
“I don’t think our confidence has been dented.
“We are all experienced enough, with our clubs, especially we have been through those moments when things haven’t been going so well.
“It’s about bouncing back. I believe we are going to be judged on how we perform out in Qatar.
“Ultimately once we get to the World Cup we will be ready for that first game and be fully focused on that.”
Tomorrow’s clash is the last chance for players like uncapped striker Ivan Toney, 26, to stake a claim in Southgate’s 26-man squad for Qatar.
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