England were booted out of the World Cup on Wednesday as they fell to a 2-1 defeat against Croatia. This was the first time that the Three Lions had advanced to the last four of the tournament since 1990 and many fans and pundits felt that their current side had the talent that was required to go all the way.
The Three Lions looked like they could have been headed to the final to play against France after Kieran Trippier put Gareth Southgate’s men in the lead during the first-half.
In-form Tottenham man Harry Kane squandered a golden opportunity to put England 2-0 up during the first-half. Had the opportunity gone in, England could have won the game.
It is widely believed that he should have not opted to strike himself but rather pass to team-mate Raheem Sterling.
He said on the Alan Brazil Sports breakfast: “What went against us was that the quality of our own finishing in open play – it let us down.
“Had we gone in 2-0 up, I don’t think there was any chance Croatia would have recovered from that. Particularly the double miss from Harry – as a striker, you’re employed not to miss those chances when they come along
“I don’t want to be unkind to Harry Kane, because he’s an absolutely brilliant striker, but Raheem Sterling was in a much better position and that little ball across the box and a little tap in would have made it more certain.”