Harry Kane "proud" to inspire next generation with World Cup run

Cheryl Sanders
July 9, 2018

England captain Harry Kane is adamant the Three Lions can rewrite the history books by going all the way and winning the World Cup in Russian Federation.

It has been 52 years since England reached a World Cup Final, and everyone's fingers will be crossed ahead of the Semi-Final on Wednesday.

Speaking to reporters in the aftermath of the 2-0 win against Sweden in the quarter-finals, Kane said: "It's fantastic 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".

"We feel proud to make the fans proud because that's what we wanted to do when we set out", Kane said.

England play Sweden in the World Cup quarter-final in Samara at 3pm United Kingdom time on Saturday.

Rather than the player who anxious about making a mistake against Lithuania in a World Cup qualifier in October previous year, the Leicester City defender is now the player who makes the difference.

Following the forward's reply, Ben's father, Sam Williams, told ITV News: "When we saw the message from Harry Kane - that's what this has been all about, to get Ben's favourite player to give him a shout out".

Harry Kane has called on his England teammates to "finish the job" by lifting the World Cup in the hope of inspiring the next generation of players.

"No one wants to go home".

"With the world watching us and so much pressure, a 2-0 win in a quarter final is all we can ask for". Everyone is calm and that's what we need if we want to go all the way. Know what I mean love?'

"We're looking forward to finishing strong and whatever happens we can say we're proud of each other", said Kane.

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