Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

England's Kane misses out on golden shot at World Cup title

England's Kane misses out on golden shot at World Cup title

Asked about the game by one reporter, Lovren told the Mirror: "I don't know what to say in response to this question, it's completely irrelevant, that 4-1 defeat".

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has insisted that he will show Harry Kane what he's made of when they meet in the World Cup semi final on Wednesday, just nine months after Lovren was substituted after only half an hour against Kane's Spurs side as the England man tore him up into tiny little pieces and left him strewn all over the Wembley turf.

"We had our chances to win it before the extra time, but Croatia played great".

Croatia will now play France in Sunday's final and for England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford it was a case of what might have been. As a manager, you'd have gone home that night, if I'm Gareth Southgate, I'd have thought "yes, we've got beat but now look at our group, look where we go from here, look at the path forward". The whole England team have to keep their minds on their goal.

And Kane said after the match it was hard to put a finger on what had gone wrong for the Three Lions so soon after the heartbreaking loss. There are a lot of ifs and buts, in these games it's small margins.

'It's hard to say (what went wrong).

"It has been great to get to this stage, we've done everyone proud, but we've fallen a bit short". "Maybe we went ahead too early, we needed that next goal to kill off the tie and we had some good chances but never put them away".

Kane is now leading the race to win the World Cup Golden Boot, having scored six goals in Russian Federation so far, with two games left to play. It's a game between two great teams and it will be a big challenge to see who is better. We weathered some storms. "I feel that as a nation we have progressed and hopefully there is more to come in the future". Look at the fans tonight, there was a lump in my throat watching the fans applaud us at the end.

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