The Three Lions beat Malta 4-0 on Friday to stay first in their group, but three of those four goals arrived late in the game, making the final score not really representative of how the match went.
English fans in the stadium expressed their… disapproval of how the team played, and the Press back home didn’t miss the chance to criticize, much to the frustration of the players, judging by what Harry Kane told the Daily Star.
It takes a lot of commitment to reach the top. Start from an early age, dedication and you have to be a top professional to play for your country
the Tottenham striker said, before… getting to the point.
Anybody who says that I don’t understand what it takes… it’s probably why they’re sitting at home watching and we’re out there playing
Kane is quoted saying, adopting a tone rather uncharacteristic of him.
I’m extremely proud to represent my country and I know the other players are. Everyone just needs to stay patient. We’re by no means the finished article, there’s still a lot for us to work on. It’s not going to happen overnight
Kane, scorer of two goals in Malta, also said. Next, England are hosting Slovakia on Monday, having the chance to pretty much secure qualification for the World Cup finals, if they beat their visitors.