England captain Harry Kane commented on the Euro 2024 qualifying match with the North Macedonia team (1:1).
The striker said that the final result of the game did not surprise him, and he called the result of the team’s performance in the European Championship qualifications good. England, as you know, won Group C with 20 points.
“We knew it would be a difficult game against a decent team playing on a pitch that is difficult to play our style of play on.
We were losing 0:1 during the game due to a controversial penalty. It was nice to be on the pitch – I always try to help the team, whether I’m playing 90 minutes or 10 minutes. It was important for us to equalize, but it’s a pity that we couldn’t score the second. I think it was an own goal, I’m almost sure. If anyone should have scored the second goal, it would have been us.
In the match with Malta we were careless with the ball. Today we had a small mistake in the counterattack and a controversial penalty. We played against a team that we were expected to beat 5-0 or 6-0, but they did a good job to eliminate Italy in the World Cup play-offs.
We can be truly proud of the way we conducted the qualifying round,” admitted Kane.