By Sean Walsh
Harry Kane was surprisingly optimistic following England’s 0-0 draw with the United States in Group B of the World Cup on Friday.
The Three Lions would have booked their place in the knockout stage with a win but were beaten by a starving American team.
Speaking to ITV after the game, Kane was keen to stress the importance of keeping a clean sheet despite England’s attacking problems and insists taking a point is not a bad result.
“It wasn’t our best performance, for sure,” he said. “We had some good spells with the ball, good positions, but we didn’t have the final product. Great clean sheet, puts us in a good position in the group.
“[We missed] be clinical. I think in complete contrast to the other match against Iran [where] we used our chances very well. Today we had two or three good chances that we haven’t completely put aside. We played against a tough team and we’re going forward.
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“They pressed really well, we knew before the game they were going to go out and make things really difficult for us. Sometimes I thought we dealt with it well, but they are a good team and we have to respect them. A draw is not the end of the game.” world to us, it puts us in a great position to pout.
“We know we can definitely play better. But no game is easy at the World Cup. After our first performance, people thought we’d suck in all the teams we play for, but that’s not the case. It’s an organized team with quality players and we have to respect that.”
This article was originally posted on 90min.com as Harry Kane reacts to England’s 0-0 draw with the United States.
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