England captain Harry Kane urges England to use Wembley factor as bait for Euro 2020 glory… after winning the Nations League

HARRY KANE is on a mission to lead England to Euro 2020 glory — under the Wembley arch.

The Three Lions take on the Czech Republic in a qualifier at a sell-out national stadium on Friday.

England captain Harry Kane urges England to use Wembley factor as bait for Euro 2020 glory… after winning the Nations LeagueNews Group Newspapers Ltd4 England striker Harry Kane is confident his side can win the Uefa Nations League in the summer
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The Euro 2020 finals will be staged all over Europe, but the semi-finals and final are in London in July 2020.

And if England qualify, their group games will also be at Wembley.

Captain Kane said: “We know the chance to play a Euros where most of the games are at home is an amazing opportunity. You don’t often get that in your career so we will try and make the most of it.

“We want to win it and we want to make fans happy and proud but we know there is a long way ahead.

“It is exciting. People expect us to qualify and think it is going to be an easy group but it is never that easy. We back ourselves to go through but we still have to go and do it.”

The Tottenham striker, 25, said England will have no problems dealing with the expectations.

After reaching the World Cup semi-finals, Gareth Southgate’s side qualified for the Uefa Nations League finals in Portugal this June.

Kane added: “People now expect us to do well, whereas before the World Cup there was no expectation. It is great that we have turned that around.

“It is down to us as players to use the experience we have and manage expectations.”

Our aim is to win the Nations League and we’re more than capable of doing that."

Harry Kane

Kane also reckons winning the Nations League would be better than finishing top scorer at the World Cup.

He said: “Yes, it will top it. I have said before to have a chance to win a trophy in an England shirt is not very often.

“If we have a good summer and win that trophy, in my eyes, it is a better year. Of course 2018 was fantastic but for me the main thing is the team and we want to win things.

“It’s down to us. All we can do is play the way we have been playing and play with freedom. The players we have allow us to do that.

“We can only prove it on the pitch. But we can only really prove it over the next two camps. Our aim is to win the Nations League and we’re more than capable of doing that.”

Marcus Rashford is a doubt for Friday’s game with an ankle problem.

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And that could open the door for Jadon Sancho to get a fourth England cap.

Boss Southgate also has a selection problem in central defence with John Stones out.

Michael Keane, James Tarkowski or Kyle Walker will partner Harry Maguire.

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