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I simply wished to remind him that he can nonetheless win us the sport: Jude Bellingham on what he advised Harry Kane after penalty miss towards France

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19-year-old Jude Bellingham confirmed maturity past his years as he consoled his England skipper Harry Kane after the latter had missed a late penalty towards France within the quarterfinal on Saturday.

The Spurs man had already scored from the game when he drew England stage towards France earlier however in his second try, he blasted the shot over the bar. England would go on to lose the match 2-1 and be eradicated from the match.

Kane appeared like a damaged man after he missed and Bellingham would go as much as him and provide him phrases of encouragement.

“In that moment, I just wanted to remind him that he can still win us this game. It wasn’t to be in the end, but for me there’s no feeling towards the captain that’s negative after all he’s done for this country,” Bellingham stated after the match.

“As the leader of the team – which he is with the media, on the pitch and off the pitch – I felt it was important that I just kept him in the game mentally. For me, I can’t thank him enough for how much he’s integrated me into the team,” he added.

“I’ve seen him deliver time and time again since I’ve been in the England set-up and on this occasion, he didn’t score but I think that he’s done more than enough for this team and his country,” stated the Borussia Dortmund midfielder earlier than signing off.

That penalty probability got here within the 84th minute and with England trailing 2-1 towards France. It was the possibility to get again on even phrases, precisely half-hour after Kane had scored from that very same penalty spot to make it 1-1.

The match ended 2-1, with France again within the semifinals and England gone — the workforce’s earliest elimination from a serious soccer match for the reason that 2016 European Championship.