‘We’ll get there’

On the mark: England’s Harry Kane scoring against Denmark. — Reuters

FRANKFURT: You can call Harry Kane an optimist. He is insistent that England will find the right formula for Euro 2024 success despite their lacklustre display in the 1-1 draw against Denmark.

Captain Kane gave them the perfect start with a clinical close-range finish from Kyle Walker’s deflected cross in the 18th minute. But England lost momentum and Denmark drew level when Morten Hjulmand blasted a superb 30m drive past Jordan Pickford.

It was hardly the kind of display that will strike fear into England’s rivals, with the incoherent effort coming after they were fortunate to escape with a 1-0 win against Serbia in their group opener.

But Bayern Munich striker Kane is adamant England will eventually fire on all cylinders.

“I think we said before the tournament there’s no easy games and I think that’s showing,” he said.

“We’ve got levels we can reach and we can be better both with and without the ball.

“The sign of a good team is when you’re not playing at your best and still find a way to get results like we have in the last two games.”

Former England players like Alan Shearer and Rio Ferdinand, however, have been scathing in their criticism of the Three Lions’ latest limp showing,

While Kane acknowledged there would be doubters, he expects England to ride out the storm.

“We’re top of the group. We know we can improve. I know there will probably be loads of noise and a bit of disappointment back home.

“We experienced this in the last Euros as well when we drew to Scotland. Step by step, we’ll get there.” — AFP

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