Harry Kane misses his second penalty as France registered a 2-1 win to knock England out and reach the semi-final on Sunday.
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Born and raised in the London borough of Waltham Forest, Kane began his career at Tottenham Hotspur, where, after fast progression through the team’s youth academy, he was promoted to the senior team in 2009, at age 16.
He was loaned out to clubs across the English football pyramid, including Leyton Orient, Millwall, Leicester City, and Norwich City.
Kane’s involvement at Tottenham increased after Mauricio Pochettino became head coach in 2014.
In his first full season at the club, Kane scored 31 goals across all competitions, was the Premier League’s second-highest goalscorer, and was named PFA Young Player of the Year.
Harry Kane misses penalty
Soccer fans from England and across the world were left flabbergasted by Harry Kane’s missed penalty kick late in Saturday’s 2-1 FIFA World Cup quarterfinal loss to France.
Just minutes after Olivier Giroud’s 78th-minute goal gave France a 2-1 lead, Kane made his way to the spot following a foul on England’s Mason Mount in the box.
Kane had scored on a penalty in the 54th minute to tie the game and tie him with Wayne Rooney for the most career goals in the history of England’s senior national team, but his second PK attempt was sent well over the bar:
HARRY KANE MISSES THE PENALTY 😱 pic.twitter.com/UwDpI8qXpQ— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) December 10, 2022
While French superstar Kylian Mbappé was elated by the miss, many others were left in disbelief:
Mbappe's reaction to Harry Kane's miss: pic.twitter.com/KEwSJNPfZA— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) December 10, 2022
Harry Kane, what the hell was that?— Zito (@_Zeets) December 10, 2022
Kane, as expected, stepped up to the spot and drilled it to the left corner past Hugo Lloris, his club teammate at Tottenham.
The goal made it 53 for Kane in the England kit, tying Wayne Rooney’s all-time record.
Tchouameni had scored France’s opening goal with a stunning long-distance strike in the 17th minute, but this time he was on the wrong end of the spectrum.
England captain Harry Kane insists the team will go into their World Cup clash against France with “more belief” than in their run to the semi-final four years ago.
Kane will lead England into their quarter-final meeting with the reigning world champions at Al Bayt Stadium on Saturday night.
Victory would see England reach consecutive World Cup semi-finals for the first time in their history and remove questions over their ability to beat the very best opposition.
Kane was pivotal to the team that reached the last-four in Russia – winning the golden boot – and also as Gareth Southgate’s side lost the Euro 2020 final on penalties to Italy last summer.
Now though, the Tottenham striker feels the squad truly have faith they can go all the way in Qatar.
Also “I think looking back, in 2018 we didn’t really know what to expect from the group,” he said on the eve of the France contest.
“Of course we went there with the belief we could win, it was almost a new experience for a lot of us, we got to the semi-final there and everyone was over the moon. Whether we had the full belief we could win the tournament, I’m not quite sure.
“We backed that up in the Euros by getting to a final we lost by missing a couple of kicks of the ball. Belief has been building for four or five years now and we entered this tournament hoping and knowing we can win it.
“Now it is about pushing on, we face a really tough game tomorrow but I know everyone is ready, we are prepared and we will get into that game with more belief than perhaps we did in 2018.”