FIFA World Cup 2022: England midfielder Jordan Henderson has reacted to captain Harry Kane lacking a vital penalty within the quarter-final loss to France.
Harry Kane has scored so many penalties for England, he’ll bounce again: Jordan Henderson (AP Picture)
By India Today Web Desk: England midfielder Jordan Henderson has backed his captain Harry Kane to bounce again after lacking a vital penalty within the quarter-final loss to France. Kane missed a late penalty as England’s World Cup goals resulted in a heartbreaking defeat to reigning champions France in a blockbuster quarter-final conflict.
Having reached the semi-finals in 2018 and completed as runners-up finally yr’s European Championship, Gareth Southgate’s males have been dreaming of a mouthwatering semi-final in opposition to Morocco.
“It’s arduous now to sum it up, it’s arduous to search out the appropriate phrases. I assumed we gave all the things within the recreation, we have been disillusioned to go 1-0 down however we confirmed the character and mentality to maintain going and discover the equaliser. We gave it all the things and sadly it wasn’t our night time.”
“We all know what number of penalties Harry has scored for us, what number of targets he has contributed to even get us right here. He will likely be stronger for this sooner or later. He’s a world-class striker and our captain, he’ll bounce again,” Jordan Henderson advised reporters after the quarter-final loss.
“We felt good, the performances have been actually good, the main focus and starvation has been actually good. However it’s a must to give credit score to France who’re a very good workforce. I nonetheless really feel it was there for us to win tonight,” Henderson added.
England’s hopes have been dashed by Aurelien Tchouameni’s early thunderbolt, just for Kane to degree from the spot and equal Wayne Rooney’s goalscoring report for the nationwide workforce. France’s all-time scorer Olivier Giroud restored the World Cup holders’ lead and it proved to be the winner after Kane blazed over a late penalty in a crushing 2-1 quarter-final exit.
England have an extended historical past of pricey spot-kick misses however usually these points come up in shootouts, just like the agonising Euro 2020 ultimate defeat to Italy final summer season.