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Alan Hutton believes Harry Kane will need to score goals to forget painful World Cup exit

Former Aston Villa defender Alan Hutton has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur and England international Harry Kane will be ‘desperate’ to score a goal so he can forget the painful World Cup exit.

Kane made the headlines for the wrong reasons after the 29-year-old skied his second penalty against France in the quarter-finals as the Three Lions exited the tournament in Qatar after losing against the French 2-1.

The Tottenham striker did score the first penalty to level the score for his side. However, to many people’s surprise, the England captain fired his second spot kick above the crossbar, costing his country a potential place in the semi-finals.

Now, former Villa defender Hutton while speaking exclusively to Football Insider, believes that the 29-year-old will be ‘desperate’ to score a goal and put the heartbreak behind him.

“He is the captain of England, he is used to high pressure situations and he has taken a lot of penalties in his lifetime. I think the biggest thing he will be desperate for is to get back playing and score a goal. I think as soon as he does that he can forget about it a little bit. It is a difficult situation but he seems like the kind of guy who can deal with that situation and move forward.”

Kane has been in excellent form for the Lilywhites this season. The 29-year-old has scored 13 goals in 22 appearances in all competitions, including 12 goals in 15 league games so far this season.

Antonio Conte has relied heavily upon the Spurs talisman and the Three Lions captain is likely to play an important role for the north London club during the second half of the season.

Alan Hutton believes Harry Kane will need to score goals to forget painful World Cup exit.  (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP via Getty Images)
England’s Harry Kane skies his penalty against Hugo Lloris of France. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP via Getty Images)

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Fans will hope that the 29-year-old can put the tragic miss behind him and give his all for the club. Spurs sit fourth in the table currently and will return to action on December 26 when they travel to face Brentford.

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