Open words from Harry Kane (28)!
The England captain has admitted the summer EURO setback had an impact on his psyche. In the newspaper “The Guardian”, the striker explains why he fell into a deep hole after the tournament.
Kane: “A lot of people talk about the physical impact that tournaments and preparation bring when you go straight into the next season. But mentally you also have to go through a lot. You go through the ups and downs of a big tournament, you get so close to a dream and suddenly it explodes.”
England lost the final against Italy at home 3–4 on penalties. Kane and company missed out on the long-awaited first major title since the 1966 World Cup.
Kane: “Losing a European Championship final at Wembley will probably stay with me for the rest of my career. You’ll never really get over it unless we win some big tournaments. Then I had to deal with transfer speculation for the first time. Of course , that takes its toll mentally”.
What Kane says: In the summer he was about to move to Manchester City, but Tottenham manager Daniel Levy (59) prevented it.
England Captain Kane
“It’s going to hurt for a while”
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As a result of the turbulent summer, the top striker fell into a deep performance void. In 13 competitive games for Tottenham so far, Kane has only scored four times. In the Premier League, Spurs, who have gone three games without a win, are in ninth place.
Kane: “You come back from a tournament where you’re physically and mentally tired and suddenly the Premier League has started and you’re back. It’s never easy to get back into this mode and fire on all cylinders again. Your body needs time to react physically and mentally.
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