England captain, Harry Kane, has insisted that the Three Lions are in a better position heading into the Euro 2020 tournament than they were for their run to the Russia 2020 World Cup semi-final.
England begins their Euro 2020 campaign against Group D rivals Croatia at Wembley on Sunday.
Recall that Croatia ended England’s World Cup hopes three years ago in Russia, but both squads have changed since.
However, Kane, who won the golden boot in Russia, feels Gareth Southgate’s side are now better suited for the Euro 2020, having gained more experience for club and country since their painful exit in Russia.
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“I would say so,” Kante told the official England Podcast when asked if the squad is stronger than in 2020.
“We are probably in a better place. Going into that World Cup, we maybe weren’t sure where we were as a team, but we performed really well and stepped up to the occasion.
“I feel like now we have had a bit more experience. Players in the biggest games for their club and obviously players who have played in that World Cup have had that experience as well.
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“I feel like we’re in a good place.
“We don’t just turn up and win the tournament. And we have not won a tournament as a country for a long, long time, so there needs to be a lot of good mentality along the whole way as it’s a long, tough journey to get to the later stages of a major tournament.”
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