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Kane: We want to make Sunday a ‘special day’


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arry Kane has vowed to make ­Sunday “special” after firing England into the European Championship Final.

The captain’s extra-time strike means Gareth Southgate’s team will face Italy at Wembley for the chance to emulate the World Cup-winning heroes of 1966 by lifting a major trophy for only the second time in the nation’s history.

Kane insists England have answered every question asked of them after coming back from a goal down last night to beat Denmark 2-1 and reach a first final in 55 years.

The Tottenham striker scored his fourth goal of the tournament when turning in the rebound after his 104th-minute penalty was saved by Kasper Schmeichel.

Mikkel Damsgaard had given Denmark the lead in the first half, but Simon Kjaer’s own goal levelled the scores before the break.

Now Kane is dreaming of following in the footsteps of Bobby Moore by leading his country to a trophy.

“It’s going to be an amazing occasion, for sure,” he said. “I’m extremely proud to lead the boys out in any England game, let alone making history and getting to our first final [as a team].

“As the game gets closer, I’m sure the excitement and nerves will kick in. There’s going to be a winner and a loser, so we’ve got to make sure we’re on that winning side. We want it to be a special day after the 90 minutes, the 120 minutes. We’re looking forward it.”

Victory went a long way to erasing the pain of semi-final defeats by Germany at the 1990 World Cup and Euro 96.

Kane believes it proves England have grown since losing to Croatia at the World Cup in Russia and answers any doubts about Southgate’s side.


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