‘We want to go all the way’: Captain Harry Kane insists ‘we’re not done yet’ after scoring in England’s memorable victory over Germany to reach Euro 2020 quarter-finals… but warns squad not to get carried away
Harry Kane warned his team-mates not to get too carried away by last night’s historic win over Germany.
The captain ended his goal-scoring drought by sealing victory with a diving header to set up a quarter-final in Rome on Saturday, but made it clear that England will not be satisfied unless they return to Wembley for the semi-finals and final.
‘We can’t switch off,’ Kane said. ‘We want to go all the way so we need to keep it up. There isn’t anything bigger than this when the expectation is on.
England captain Harry Kane said the players had ‘delivered’ by beating old rivals Germany
The England striker sealed a 2-0 win over Germany at Wembley on Tuesday night
‘We delivered, so we should be proud, but we can’t stop here. We have a vision of where we want to go and we can’t stop now.
‘Hopefully we’ll be back here next week in the semi-finals and the final.
‘Any team looking at us will know that we’re dangerous. Of course we want to score goals and we’re keeping clean sheets. We need to get it right on Saturday now.’
Kane insisted that he had no fitness concerns despite having treatment on the pitch midway through the second half.
‘I took a blow to the knee, but I knew it was just contact,’ he said. ‘You have to be ready for the next chance.’
On his goal, the Tottenham striker said: ‘Jack [Grealish] put in a great cross and I was able to put it in. All strikers want to score goals. It was good to score my first in the tournament and hopefully I can score more from now until the end.
‘It was an amazing day and an amazing game. To hear Wembley like this was a moment none of us will ever forget. It’s the perfect afternoon. We’ll enjoy this one but we have another big one on Saturday.’
Raheem Sterling opened the scoring with his third goal in four tournament matches, but deflected the personal praise to pay tribute to midfield team-mates Declan Rice and Kalvin Phillips.
England players celebrate with Kane after the striker scored the second goal in 86th minute
‘The two players in midfield, Declan and Kalvin, ate up the grass and were animals in there,’ Sterling said.
‘We know the intensity we can play at and not a lot of teams can deal with it. We knew we needed to put a big performance in against a good side and we did that today.
‘Doing it for your country will always be special and scoring was a special moment for me. I celebrated then for half a second I thought ‘‘let it not be offside’’. I’m really happy it went in and we got the win. We take it game by game, recover and focus for the next one.’