England smooth progression to the FIFA World Cup 2022 quarterfinals was praised by Harry Kane, who scored his first goal of the campaign in a 3-0 victory over Senegal in the round of 16.
For the first time in history, the Three Lions have won a knockout game in three consecutive major tournaments, setting up a tense meeting against defending champions France on Saturday.
A knockout game is never easy to play. We shown exceptional maturity throughout the competition. Kane told ITV that he was one goal away from breaking Wayne Rooney’s record of 53 goals for England.
We took advantage of opportunities as they arose because our mindset was solid from the start.
Kane, 29, is one of Gareth Southgate’s more seasoned players on a night when rising stars like Jude Bellingham, Phil Foden, and Bukayo Saka showed their potential.
Saka scored his third goal of the competition after Bellingham was heavily involved in the first two goals and Foden contributed two assists.
They all played important roles in reaching the objectives. With another triumph and a fantastic mix of youth and experience, Kane elaborated.
Because England hasn’t always had it easy, the 3-0 win is especially sweet.
England’s chances of winning a major event for the first time since 1966 will be put to the test against France.
On Sunday, Kylian Mbappe scored twice for Les Bleus in a 3-1 victory over Poland, moving them ahead of Poland and into first place in the competition with five goals.
We’ll enjoy this one, but our focus will shift to the game, which Kane warned would be extremely difficult.
It’s a fantastic fight, even though they’re the current champions.