England show their 'character' as Kane snatches late draw against Scotland


The England boss took the squad away with the Royal Marines in an unorthodox start to the global break and, having boldly - if understandably - overlooked Wayne Rooney, handed Harry Kane the captaincy in Scotland. "Scotland is no easy place to come", added the 23-year-old striker who captained his country for the first time.

After admitting that he did not want to loose his first game as skipper, "especially against Scotland", the Premier League golden boot victor from last season reiterated his desire to continue in the role.

"I'm sure he'll be playing at a high level", Southgate said.

"I have a feeling we might have been sitting here talking about how long it was since he last scored for England if he hadn't scored it".

The ball arrived at an awkward angle and height, but Kane watched the cross all the way, made space for himself in the area and contorted his body in such a way so as to be perfectly positioned to side-foot the volley home. "If I didn't believe it I think it would rub off on the players".

"But I don't want to talk about being low". He's a great character, you know.

"That's me, that's who I am", said Hart.

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Such lofty ambitions means all decisions have been made with the World Cup in Russian Federation in mind, even if Saturday's 2-2 draw at Scotland saw their lead at the top of Group F cut to just two points. We know how good this England side are. "Suddenly one goes against us and we say the keeper should've saved it".

"It is annoying for them - I can't be annoyed", he said. Germany take a stroll Forward Sandro Wagner scored a hat-trick, his first goals for Germany, to lead the world champions to a predictably comfortable 7-0 stroll against minnows San Marino on Saturday. On the most basic level, it was significant that he scored at all: that was his first global goal in over a year (although he has missed games through injury), and he spoke this week about how his tally for England isn't what it could be, particularly in comparison to his record with Spurs.

"I'll probably have another look tonight with the goalie coach, then put it to bed and start looking at [Dimitri] Payet and what he's doing with his free-kicks!"

"We knew it was going to be tough away from home in an worldwide qualifier and with Scotland doing everything to stay in the World Cup".

"They'd a lot of possession in both halves, so there was a lot of work put in just closing down space and helping each other out".

"I think everyone in Scotland has seen his finishing ability and his skill with the dead ball, as well". The manager will claim it was a simple mistake but pointing towards Christophe Berra as a player at a Hearts team "who finished sixth" in Scotland was disingenuous; they did not, just as the centre-back was virtually an ever-present player last season for Ipswich Town in the Championship, a division from which Strachan has always drawn heavily.

"You make decisions in the game". We have talent coming through, they need opportunities'. They still have matches with Lithuania and Malta remaining, and the Slo-bros each have to play England again.