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“Massive, I took a massive blow to the knee”: Harry Kane opens up on injury fears ahead of Semi-finals against Ukraine

England captain Harry Kane is seemingly concerned about his fitness after suffering a massive blow in last night’s Round-of-16 match against Germany at London’s Wembley stadium. During the match that ended in a convincing 2-0 victory in favour of the Three Lions, Harry Kane seemed to be in discomfort after receiving a massive blow to the knee and it looked like he had to be subbed off. That, however, was not required as the Tottenham Hotspurs forward got back up on his feet after a couple of minutes.

Although he claimed after the match that there was nothing to worry about, Kane knows his importance in the current English setup and revealed that he is being more cautious so that his title hopes are not marred by an injury.

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What Harry Kane said

Harry Kane’s post match interview

In an interview with BBC Sport, Harry Kane confirmed that he has not sustained any long-lasting damage from the tackle.

“Massive, I took a massive blow to the knee but I just knew I had to give it a couple of minutes.”

The Three Lions captain added on his decisive goal and the team’s overall display: “I’ve always said as a striker you’ve just got to be ready for the next chance and Jack [Grealish] put in a great cross and I put it in.

“Obviously, every striker wants to put it in the back of the net, it’s nice to score my first and will hopefully score some more. It’s an amazing day, an amazing game.

“To hear Wembley like this, it was a moment we’ll never forget and a great performance. 2-0 another clean sheet but a perfect afternoon.

“We’ll enjoy this one but we have another important game on Saturday.”

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English players celebrating their victory against Germany

England’s route to the finals have now opened up as they have been drawn into the relatively easier end of the tie. The Three Lions will face Ukraine in the Quarter Finals, who defeated Sweden 2-1 in the last minute of extra time in the second match of the night.

If England go through to the Semi finals, which they are in all likelihood, Gareth Southgate and his men will face the winners of Denmark vs Czech Republic.

Speaking about England’s chances of winning the tournament and their current form, Harry Kane said, “If you look at our attacking players and not just myself, teams will be looking at us and know that we’re dangerous.”

“Of course we want to score goals and we’re keeping clean sheets. So we’re building self-belief going forward, we can’t switch off as we obviously want to go all the way,” he added.

“The bottom line is we don’t want to stop here. We have a vision of where we want to go and we’re not done yet.”

“We loved it [against Germany] and hopefully we will be back again for the semi-final and final.”

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