PREMIER - Kane on not winning Euro 2020 and transfer failure

11.11.2021 21:40 of D.B. TransferMarketWeb   see readings
PREMIER - Kane on not winning Euro 2020 and transfer failure
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Harry Kane, the England captain, has struggled to recover from a "whirlwind" year in which he lost in the European Championship final on home soil and then failed to obtain a transfer away from Tottenham.

Kane, the Premier League's top scorer last season, has only scored once in nine league games, despite his club's poor performances.

The striker appeared to be on the verge of joining Manchester City for the start of the season, but no good offer came in, and he stated, perhaps grudgingly, that he would be staying at Tottenham.

"It's always hard when you finish a major tournament — obviously the last two major tournaments we've had, we got to a (World Cup) semifinal and a final — and it takes a lot out of you, not just physically but mentally," Kane said Thursday.

"All of a sudden, you are back playing Premier League in a few weeks. I guess you never really have a chance to take it all in and learn from what happened, see what you did well and what you didn't. It almost becomes a bit of a whirlwind sometimes so it's about adapting to that and getting back into the swing of things as quick as possible."

"Losing a European final for your country, at Wembley, that will stay with me probably for the rest of my career," he said. "You never really get over those things unless we go on and win some major tournaments."

"Obviously," Kane added, "there was a lot of talk and speculation over the summer (about leaving Tottenham) — the first real time that has probably happened to me in my career — but that's part and parcel of learning, of being a big player, having to deal with those situations. And I think I dealt with it well and now it's about focusing."