Tottenham Hotspur players will rally around Harry Kane to “get him up and running again” following his World Cup penalty miss, according to Matt Doherty..
Kane scored twice and assisted three times as England advanced to the quarter-finals, but he was left distraught after sending a penalty over Hugo Lloris’ bar to blow a chance to tie the game against France on Saturday. The England captain admitted after the game that it would take him “some time” to recover from the missed penalty kick and that it was a minor detail for which he would have to accept responsibility..
Doherty, one of Kane’s close friends and teammates, said that the Spurs players will look after him when he returns to Hotspur Way next week, but that the striker is also one of the strongest people he knows.
To be fair, I thought England played well against France, and France didn’t really get going. France had one shot at goal and scored twice, and the first wasn’t even a half-chance. England appeared to be dangerous. “Obviously, Harry scored the first penalty, and then everyone knows what happened,” Doherty said in a Tottenham in-house interview..
That’s difficult for him. These things occur. Everyone who knows ‘H’ would have bet on him winning because everyone knows he’s the best man for the job.
It will be difficult for him now, but when he returns, we will rally around him and get him back up and running. He’ll be just fine. He’s one of the most mentally strong characters we’ve ever met..