FIFA WORLD CUP: VOLGOGRAD – Captain Kane proud of England’s persistence

England players celebrate their win at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group G football match between Tunisia and England at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd. AFP  /  By AFP – 


VOLGOGRAD: England captain Harry Kane said he was proud of his team’s persistence in a hard-fought 2-1 victory in the World Cup against Tunisia on Monday.

Kane sealed the win with an injury-time header after his opening goal had been cancelled out by Ferjani Sassi’s penalty in Volgograd.

England’s Harry Kane celebrates scoring their second goal. REUTERS


“I’m so proud of the lads, it’s tough. I thought we played really well in the first half, we could have scored a few more,” Kane said.

“Credit to the lads, they kept going, kept going to the last second.


Tunisia fan looks dejected after England’s Harry Kane (not pictured) scored their second goal. REUTERS


“I am absolutely buzzing, everyone on the staff is.

“It shows good character to get the job done.”

England face Panama in their next game on Sunday. Panama were beaten 3-0 by Belgium earlier on Monday.–AFP

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