Euro 2024: Harry Kane Identifies What England Got Wrong in Their Draw vs Denmark

Euro 2024: Harry Kane Identifies What England Got Wrong in Their Draw vs Denmark

Edwin Kiplagat
June 21, 2024 at 1:04 PM
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  • England have been heavily criticised following their frustrating 1-1 draw with Denmark, their second match at Euro 2024
  • Gareth Southgate's tactics were questioned by fans who were not happy with his game management late in the encounter
  • Three Lions captain, Harry Kane, scored the opener vs. Denmark and believes they can be better in the coming games

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England have played two games at Euro 2024, winning one and drawing the other, but they have received intense criticism.

The Three Lions struggled to beat Denmark on June 20 despite having one of the best squads in Germany.

Their captain, Harry Kane, understands that England haven't been great but believes they can improve.

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Harry Kane and Kieran Trippier celebrate after England's first goal vs Denmark at Euro 2024 on June 20, 2024. Photo by Stu Forster.
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The 1966 world champions are not famous for entertaining football. They struggled at Euro 2020 but reached the final, losing on penalties to Italy.

In Germany, England fans have criticised manager, Gareth Southgate, following their frustrating draw with Denmark, the second Group C match.

Harry Kane reacts to England vs Denmark

Kane opened the scoring in the 18th minute before Morten Hjulmand equalised in the 34th minute. Neither team could find a winner for the remainder of the match.

Despite their draw with the Danes, the Bayern Munich striker insisted they are on the right track.

"We're top of the group. We know we can improve. I know there will probably loads of noise and a bit of disappointment back home but we experienced this in the last Euros as well when we drew to Scotland. Step by step, we'll get there," he said per 90min.

The Bundesliga top scorer was substituted after 69 minutes while England were chasing a winner. He appeared to blame Southgate after an underwhelming display.

"I think we're struggling both with and without the ball. I think the pressure in both games hasn't been right and with the ball, [we haven't] been good enough. Everyone's dropping below their levels a little bit. It was tough out there, but we're calm. It wasn't our greatest game but we got away with a point."

A record Harry Kane broke vs Denmark

Sports Brief also previously reported on a record Harry Kane broke in England's clash with Denmark, with no Three Lions player scoring more times at big tournaments than the striker.

Against Denmark, the 31-year-old became just the third player to score for England at four different major competitions. Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen are also on that list.

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Edwin Kiplagat has five years of experience in journalism working as a Sports Editor at Africa Insight Communications and ESPN. Edwin Kiplagat is a Bachelor's Degree holder in journalism from the Multimedia University of Kenya.