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Kane never doubted himself during England Euros goal drought

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arry Kane says his early struggles at Euro 2020 had no effect on his confidence as he is used to proving doubters wrong.

The England captain looked off the pace in the Three Lions’ early games at the tournament and did not score his first goal until late on against Germany in the last 16.

Kane then scored twice against Ukraine in the quarter-finals in Rome on Saturday night and looks back to his best once more.

Despite his early drought, the wantaway Tottenham striker says his belief in his own ability never wavered.

“I have kind of had to do that my whole career, since I was a kid,” Kane told BBC Radio 5 Live of proving people wrong.

“I’ve had to prove people wrong to get to where I am now. I have full belief in who I am as a player and what I can do on the pitch, what I do to help the team.

“It’s not so much about proving other people wrong. It’s about proving to myself again that I am as good as I can be, I can score at any level, I’ve done it at any stage.

“When you go three or four games without scoring, you want to score and put that to bed and at a major tournament it gets heightened even more. But the fact that I have so much self-belief in myself and my team, I don’t really let that stuff affect me.

“Of course when you score in a big game, it is natural the emotions come out and you feel free and a lot of people then say it kick-starts you to score a couple in the quarter-final.


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