Kane: ‘England won’t panic’ in case of Italy setback

England captain Harry Kane admits the Nations League is not the most important focus ahead of the World Cup, so they ‘won’t panic’ if failing to beat Italy today.

It kicks off at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT) at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, also known as San Siro.

You can follow all the build-up and action as it happens on the LIVEBLOG.

The Three Lions will be relegated to Nations League B if they lose here this evening, sitting bottom of the group on two points from four games.

They are without a victory in four matches and have not won on Italian soil since 1961.

“We want to bounce back and win games,” England and Tottenham Hotspur striker Kane told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“Ideally, we would love to win both games and go into the World Cup full of confidence and on the up. I’m not going to panic too much if that’s not the case.

“We have got a great team, we have had two great major tournaments in a row and ultimately that is what we are going to be judged on.”

England lost to Italy in the EURO 2020 Final last summer at Wembley Stadium, the first Final they had reached since 1966.

However, they have qualified for the 2022 World Cup, unlike the Azzurri, who lost in the play-offs.

“We are going to use these two games to try and perform and to try implement the things we have been working on.

“Of course results are important to try and win the two games, but one way or another, ultimately it comes down to what we do in November.”

The final group games for the Nations League are England-Germany and Hungary-Italy on Monday.

One Comment on “Kane: ‘England won’t panic’ in case of Italy setback”

  1. well you lost – u have to panic now – finished stone last – not many players in good form for england and world cup around the corner

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