Harry Kane: Loss to Czech Republic a 'wake up call'

Harry Kane: Loss to Czech Republic a 'wake up call'

"On the topic of racism, I think a lot of it's to do with miseducation and a lot of it's to do with not knowing a lot about other people's cultures", he said.

The squad will remain in Prague until Sunday, when they head to Sofia for Monday night's game with Bulgaria.

Gareth Southgate did not beat around the bush as he criticised his England side following defeat to Czech Republic.

England's sloppy defending for both goals didn't go unnoticed and Keane was quick to point the finger at the Tottenham man for losing his concentration on multiple occasions.

"Tonight we didn't do enough to win the game", Southgate added.

"We knew that Frank Lampard and John Terry would be very important managers, but as teammates we first thought that John Terry would come to this level".


"There are things we can look back on, but collectively we have to accept that there weren't enough good performances".

"Our performance was not good enough, it's as simple as that". We conceded possession of the ball too cheaply. "I think, especially in our country, where it's really diverse, getting to be around different ethnicities, I think that makes it a lot easier". We have to respond in the right way. We've got to get a response and it's going to be an interesting couple of days for all of us because we haven't had a result like that, we haven't had a performance like that and we'll learn a lot more about ourselves over the next 48-72 hours. "We didn't look any more solid without the ball and we were poor at using the ball in the first half". "That's not something we've been able to do".

"I think it was down to us", he told ITV. I think we were better in the second half and we created chances to win the game.

"I'm obviously over the moon but I have to thank my players, first and foremost, because they played great", he said.

Czech counterpart Jaroslav Silhavy spoke in the pre-match press conference about targeting England's imperfections, yet could hardly believe how much joy they experienced on Friday night.

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