After the USA draw, Harry Kane’s ankle was severely strained. But England’s captain might not be able to rest because they did not secure their place in knockout phase with one game left
After England’s disappointing 0-0 draw against the USA, Harry Kane’s ankle problems looked worse than ever.
The Tottenham man underwent a scan earlier this week to determine the extent of his swelling. He was then able to wear the captain’s armband with the same side for England’s next game.
Gareth Southgate’s side failed to build on Monday’s 6-2 victory against Iran, and the Al Bayt Stadium drew them level with their opponents.
Harry Kane’s injury to his ankle was especially troubling after England’s draw with the USA 0-0.
England captain seen with a swelling of the ankle. A scan was performed on Wednesday.
This meant England lost their place in the knockout stage. They must avoid another defeat to Wales if they want to move on.
Kane’s involvement in the scandal will be challenged, particularly considering the images that showed Kane strapping his swollen ankle.
Kane got up in the crowd and kissed his wife Katie Goodland. He also had a short catch-up call with his family.
Kane was not concerned about his ankle problem after the match and instead focused upon the nature of the outcome.
According to England Football Kane said: It wasn’t our best performance. We were able to create some great positions and had some good shots with the ball. The final product was not what we wanted. It was a fantastic clean sheet that puts us in a great place in the group.
After Kane was drawn and went into the crowd for a quick catch-up with his wife, family, and friends.
Katie Goodland (left) was at the Al Bayt Stadium’s stands during Friday night’s late kickoff
“It was all about being clinical. This was quite a contrast to the match against Iran, where we took our chances very well. We had two to three opportunities today and couldn’t really take them away. We are moving on, they’re a tough group.
“They pressed really hard, we knew they would come out and make things difficult before the game. It was difficult at times, but we managed it well. You have to be respectful of them. They are a positive side. We are in a good place in the group and a draw is not the end of the universe. We look forward for the next one.
“We know that we can play better than this, for certain.” It’s a draw in World Cup, no game in a World Cup. After In our first performance, everyone thought we’d win over every team. This is not true. We had to deal with a well-organized team that included some high quality players. It is very pleasing to keep a clean sheet. Although a point is not what we came here to do, it puts us in a very good place.
After Kane, who was speaking out after Kane’s match, said that a point was an OK result. He praised the US as a’really organised team’.
England must avoid a defeat against Wales in order to advance to the group stages. However, Southgate may be reluctant to make too many changes with so little certainty.
Kane might want to take part in the knockout stage, so he may have to sit out the match against England’s neighboring countries to lessen the strain on his ankle.
While England’s captain was not able to score in the Euro 2020 Group Stages, he did score crucial goals against Germany (Ukraine) and Denmark, as Southgate’s team advanced to the finals of last year’s competition.
Kane was also not able to score at Euro 2020 in the group stages. However, he scored crucial goals later in rounds.