Harry Kane wants repeat performance in Croatia

Monday 13 Oct 2014
Harry Kane scored England's first goal against Croatia at Molineux
Harry Kane wants a repeat performance from England Under-21s on Tuesday night as they face Croatia for a place in next summer’s Euro Finals.

The Tottenham Hotspur striker scored England’s equaliser at Molineux on Friday to help the Three Lions take a 2-1 lead into the second leg.

Croatia v England

UEFA Euro U21 Championship
Play-off second leg
5pm, Tuesday 14 October 2014
Stadion HNK Cibalia, Vinkovci, Croatia
Live on BT Sport

Saido Berahino’s late penalty secured that victory, but with Croatia scoring an away goal the tie is very much on a knife-edge as the Eastern Europeans play host.

"We want to come out here and play the same way, we’ve got the same game plan, we want to attack and score goals," Kane told TheFA.com.

"We want to cancel out their away goal and control the game.

"We’ve scored goals in near enough every game that we’ve played and we have goalscorers in the team, all around the pitch.

"Everyone knows we can score goals, but we want to keep a clean sheet as well."

The England Under-21s squad train in Vinkovci ahead of the second leg with Croatia.

The England squad trained in Vinkovci on Monday evening

The England squad travelled to Vinkovci on Monday morning and Kane and his squad-mates got a feel for the pitch at the Stadion HNK Cibalia during a training session later that evening.

The 21-year-old knows that Gareth Southgate’s side will have to face a sizzling atmosphere and a sell-out crowd at the venue on Tuesday night which presents a new proposition in comparison to their other games in the campaign.

"We know what to expect, it’s going to be a tougher game away from home as they’ll have their crowd behind them and getting them up for it," he added.

"But we know what we’ve got to do, we have to stick to our game plan and play the way we can and that should be good enough.

"The pitch is okay, a bit different to what we’re used to back home but we’ll get used to it and it’s the same for both teams."

Watch the full interview with Harry, as well as footage of the squad's training session in Vinkovci, in the video player below.

Hear from England's Harry Kane ahead of play-off with Croatia


By Nicholas Veevers Content Manager - FA Owned Channels in Vinkovci, Croatia