Tottenham Hotspur fans feel sorry for Harry Kane after England lose to Italy in 2020 UEFA Euro final
It was a proud moment for Tottenham Hotspur fans around the world seeing Harry Kane lead England out of the tunnel against Italy in the UEFA Euro 2020 final.
Things were going pretty well for the 27-year-old until the penultimate match against the Italians. Kane had scored in all knockout stage games for the Three Lions up until that point.
With 4 goals already under his belt, some were even hoping that a couple of goals would land him another Golden Boot at a major tournament. But it was not to be, for England as well as for Kane.
Luke Shaw sent an entire nation into euphoria after opening the scoring in the 3rd minute of the game. They held onto the lead until the 67th minute when Leonardo Bonucci became the oldest player to score in a Euro final.
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The match went the distance and penalties were required to separate the two sides. Gareth Southgate brought on Manchester United wingers Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho late in extra time.
That decision was surely made with the shoot-outs in mind, as both of them took the spot-kick. Unfortunately for England, both of them did not manage to score as well.
Kane dispatched his penalty with unerring accuracy and beat Gianluigi Donnarumma, who dived the right way. But apart from that, the striker had a very quiet game, recording no shots in the entirety of the two hours.
In an odd sight, teenager Bukayo Saka was given the responsibility of taking England’s last penalty. The Italian stopper saved the shot, giving Italy a 3-2 win in the shoot-out.
But Spurs fans felt that Kane was doing the most he can throughout the knockout rounds, and that he was let down by his teammates yet again; a story many feel is also true for him at Tottenham.
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Here are some of the best reactions as found on Twitter:
Notice the spurs player didn’t miss his pen?
— Dilly 🇺🇸 (@COYSonny7) July 11, 2021
Let down by that lot down the road
— Oliver Grant (@oliver_grant24) July 11, 2021
Harry had no service into him tonight.
He is one of the best finishers nut England couldn't fashion a single clear chance for him.
I feel so sorry for him.
He deserves to win all the trophies!
— It all seems a bit trivial now 💙 (@MattyFrench82) July 11, 2021
Yes, no one can blame him for England not winning Euro 2020.
— Special K (@Spurs_SpecialK) July 11, 2021
Well done Harry and the whole team, you made us happy throughout the tournament. The country needed a lift and you gave us it. Keep your heads up 🏴
— Tina V (@tvacani54) July 11, 2021
I can only imagine how much hate Kane would have received if he missed his penalty. Southgate litterly stole this man's trophy I don't give much about england national team but my heart was pounding like crazy for Kane he deserved this so so much 😢
— Riddytim (@301_tim) July 11, 2021
The team let him down again, club and country always let him down
— Ryan🥵 (@ryan__thfc) July 11, 2021
they let him down
— joe (@thfcjoe_) July 11, 2021