England captain Harry Kane felt Three Lions were unfortunate to lose against Spain

Saturday 08 Sep 2018
England captain Harry Kane led the line against Spain in the UEFA Nations League on Saturday

England captain Harry Kane believes the Three Lions should have come away from their Nations League opener with Spain with a point.

After taking an early lead through Marcus Rashford, England were set back by goals from Saul Niguez and Rodrigo before the break.

England 1-2 Spain
  • UEFA Nations League
  • Saturday 8 September
  • Wembley Stadium connected by EE
  • Live on Sky Sports

But the Three Lions had the better chances in the second half and saw a late effort from substitute Danny Welbeck ruled out for an apparent foul on Spain goalkeeper David De Gea.

"We deserved a draw at least,” said Kane.

"It was a good game and a real test against a team who keep the ball really well.

"At times, with the way they kept the ball, it was difficult for us.

“But we had a good spell throughout the game and we probably created the better chances and I think we deserved a draw at least.”

The Spurs man didn’t hold back when asked about that late incident with Welbeck either, and having been one of the closest players to the incident, he felt England should have been level.

"Danny Welbeck's just stood there and the keeper's come over to catch it and gone over the top of him and he's put it away and the ref's given a foul,” he added.

"In those big moments, you need the ref to stay strong and unfortunately, he's bottled it.

"In those moments, you need a firm ref who won't give wrong decisions under pressure.

"It's disappointing to finish that way as I thought we played well, especially in the second half.”

England are in action again on Tuesday night when they face Switzerland in Leicester. Tickets are still available.

By FA Staff