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Harry Kane won't dwell on World Cup penalty woe

Harry Kane won't dwell on World Cup penalty woe

Harry Kane is determined not to dwell on his World Cup penalty miss.

The England captain blazed a spot-kick over the bar as the Three Lions fell to a 2-1 defeat against France in the quarter-finals but says the anguish has only made him more determined for success.

Kane told Standard Sport: "It was a tough moment for me. It's never an easy thing to go through, but it's part of football, part of the highs and lows of our sport. I had a bit of time away after, just to reflect, and it's made me even more hungry to come back and be successful."

The striker has scored three goals in the Premier League since the resumption of the domestic season and recalled how he was determined to move on from the penalty agony as quickly as possible.

He said after Tottenham's win over Crystal Palace: "After it happened, I just wanted to play again as quick as possible and get it out of my head. It's something you have to deal with.

"I'll probably remember it for the rest of my life, but that's part of the game. It's not going to affect me as a player or as a person. I'll keep working hard to improve and it was nice to get our first win since coming back."

Gareth Southgate has pledged his future to England and Kane is looking forward to working with the coach again at Euro 2024.

The forward said: "I feel like there's some unfinished business there and he's a fantastic coach. We've been close now on a few occasions. We looked strong in the tournament and it was small details that ended up not going our way. It will be nice to have another go at the Euros with the same team and staff."

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