Tottenham And England Captain Harry Kane Goals Assists And Skills of 2017

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Faced with the hard task of matching up against Kane once more, Lovren said he enjoyed taking on the world's best as he looks to showcase his talent on a huge stage.

The striker has scored six goals at the World Cup in Russian Federation, with a semi-final against Croatia on Wednesday and a final or third/fourth place playoff still to come, and Redknapp conceded he has been taken aback by the rise of the 24-year-old.

"It's incredible to meet any heroes from '66 and it gives you so much inspiration, obviously it's been a long time since England have done well in a major tournament", he said. "We worked so hard, the fans were awesome, it was a tough game, a 50-50 game, when we look back we will think there's stuff we could have done better". As a manager, you'd have gone home that night, if I'm Gareth Southgate, I'd have thought "yes, we've got beat but now look at our group, look where we go from here, look at the path forward". There are a lot of ifs and buts, in these games it's small margins.

"This shows we can be up there, win knockout games and get to semi-finals". There's a lot we could have done better.

Football won't be coming home to England as Croatia found their spark in the second half and Extra Time to down the Three Lions and move on to the final.

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"We can all see the difference he has made for England, not only with his goals but also because of his great movement, which creates so many chances for team-mates".

"It's an experience for us", said the Everton stopper.

When they scored, it was 50/50 game.

"I'm proud to make ex-players proud and I'm sure it's bringing back memories for them". Look at the fans tonight, there was a lump in my throat watching the fans applaud us at the end. "They know we've got beaten but we've come so far".