Harry Kane Sees England’s Loss to Iceland as Timely Wake-Up Call Ahead of Euro 2024

Captain Harry Kane has described England’s 1-0 defeat against Iceland at Wembley as a potential “wake-up call” ahead of Euro 2024. Despite being one of the favorites for the tournament, England faced jeers from their fans following a lackluster performance in their final warm-up match.

Kane, who netted 36 goals in his debut season with Bayern Munich, acknowledged the need for significant improvement before the tournament kicks off in Germany next week. “Of course there will be some noise about it [losing to Iceland] but I think there is a lot of optimism from the fans and rightly so,” Kane remarked. “Ultimately it is down to us to make sure we get it right on the pitch.”

Highlighting the necessity of the team’s readiness, Kane stated, “This could be a nice wake-up call for everyone to realize it is not going to be as easy as people think. There is a lot of work to do.”

Despite the loss, Kane pointed out that England, featuring Chelsea’s Cole Palmer and Newcastle forward Anthony Gordon, had multiple opportunities to score. “I think there are some things we have to improve, for sure,” he said. “On another day we had three or four clear-cut chances – myself, Cole, Ant had a good chance – so we could have walked off at 3-1 or 4-1 and we would all be going into the Euros very happy.”

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