Kane equaliser a “huge moment” for young England team: Southgate

Kane equaliser a “huge moment” for young England team: Southgate

England faced a strong challenge from Scotland in their 2018 World Cup qualifier, before Harry Kane salvaged a 2-2 draw for the visitors with a goal in stoppage time.

England come full circle on Tuesday as Gareth Southgate’s side finish their season with a trip to France, scene of their disastrous showing a year ago at Euro 2016.

Kane ruthlessly finished Raheem Sterling’s superb cross to deny Scotland a historic win but said being told he was captain was the most special moment.

Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored the only goal as Paul Simpson’s side defeated Venezuela 1-0 in South Korea, earning England their first World Cup win since 1966.

“So we’ve got to be a squad, have strength in depth, and we’ve got to have competition for places”.

Robertson said: “If you look at the fixtures we have got, we are capable of beating them all if we can perform like that (against England)”.

“We can’t just be a team that just relies on one or two players”.

“That’s me, that’s who I am”, said Hart. I have a steady mind and I know my ambitions, I know what I want to do and this team has great ambition.

‘I’ve said before I’d love to be England captain.

“It’s hard to sit here and say it’s a good point given the manner in which the game went in the last minutes, but we’ll take the point against England“. I think going 2-1 down in the manner that we did, a lot of heads could have dropped or people could have been sulking or so forth.

“I have been involved with Scotland for 40 years now and I can not remember anyone hitting a better free-kick and then coming away and hitting an even better one“.

“We have to keep the ball better, because we were (breaking) in a three-on-one attack”.

At this point, the three points looked relatively safe for England; Scotland had barely threatened, and Southgate’s side would have been confident they could see the game out. Jack is coming back from an injury and he has been our No 2.

The new leader of the three lions had quite the job on his hands to lift his troops as he watched a comfortable lead at one-nil evaporate with just four minutes of stoppage time remaining.

The Celtic man added: “I am delighted to get off the mark for Scotland, in what could have been a great win, but in the end this could be a great point for us”.

“But they stuck their chests out, walked back to the centre circle and said “Let’s get something from it”.

“It was something I have always dreamed about as most kids do”.

“We have to be a team that are never beaten”.

Midfielder Amin Younes claimed his first goal for Germany before the break, and there were more cheers after it when Shkodran Mustafi scored two minutes into the second half.