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Gareth Southgate felt England support ‘explode’ in thrilling draw with Germany as Harry Kane sends message to fans ahead of World Cup in Qatar


Harry Kane told people to judge Gareth Southgate’s Qatar side as England capped off their Nations League campaign with a thrilling draw against Germany.

The Three Lions drew 3-3 with Germany on Monday night at Wembley, their last match before the Qatar World Cup in November.

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England were denied a stunning victory against their former rivals

All roads now lead to Qatar for Gareth Southgate's men

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All roads now lead to Qatar for Gareth Southgate’s men

Ilkay Gundogan put Hansi Flick’s side ahead from the penalty spot and Kai Havertz fired a ferocious shot past Nick Pope to put Germany 2-0 up.

Luke Shaw reduced the arrears, his third England goal, before Mason Mount equalized with a stunning effort.

Harry Kane then put England ahead with a penalty past Marc-Andre ter Stegen, before Havertz flicked the ball over the line following an error from Nick Pope.

Kane, who scored goal number 51 in an England shirt on the night, praised his side and sent a message to fans ahead of the final in Qatar.

“I’ve always said, judge us on the major tournaments. We had two good ones where the fans were amazing and pushed us all the way,” he told talkSPORT.

“And we will need the same thing in Qatar, whether it’s the fans who travel or the fans who stay at home to motivate us.


Kane's penalty, his 51st goal for England, looked set to give England the stunning win

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Kane’s penalty, his 51st goal for England, looked set to give England the stunning win

“You saw tonight that they were amazing, giving us motivation. After losing 2-0, there were no boos or jeers, just pure determination.

“Not just the players, but everyone inside the stadium can also walk away proud.

“It shows the character of the team. We had a similar situation in the summer and went the other way against Hungary.

“We talked about not letting that happen again. The guys we have here, we all have good mentalities, we are all very proud to wear the England shirt and I thought you saw it in the last half hour.

Wembley was electric, especially in the second half

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Wembley was electric, especially in the second half

“The boys who arrived did brilliantly, they had a very good impact, that’s what we will need in tournament football.

“We learned a lot about each other, but it will give us a good feeling for Qatar.”

Gareth Southgate, who was full of praise for his team after the game, echoed Kane’s claims in being pleased with the support the team received.

“I think the result, I don’t know if I should be happy or disappointed with it,” he told talkSPORT after the match.

Like Kane, Southgate also hailed the support of the English faithful

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Like Kane, Southgate also hailed the support of the English faithful

“There were so many twists and turns in the way the score went. I was thinking about the performance in the first half, I thought we were a little anxious at the start of the match.

“You could feel the crowd was with us, but a bit waiting to see how things would go.

“You could feel the stadium exploding when the goal went in.

“The crowd was fantastic, they stayed with the team, they didn’t get on their backs, they were quiet when we went behind, but they didn’t get on their backs.

“The lift they gave us showed how connected we are and that makes a huge difference.”

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