England captain Harry Kane could still be recovering from his devastating penalty miss against France in the 2022 FIFA World Cup quarter-final. How will that affect the Tottenham Hotspur man as we enter a busy 2023 schedule?
England may have been knocked out of the 2022 World Cup at the last-eight stage, but the Three Lions had another impressive major tournament. Gareth Southgate’s troops performed well in Qatar but missed the chance to reach another semi-final after defeat in the quarters.
England Outdone by French
England looked strong in the World Cup and was esteemed in many people’s football betting tips to win the tournament for the first time since 1966. However, they were beaten by old foes France in the quarters. Kane netted from the penalty spot to draw the Three Lions level with the French.
However, with time running out, Kane blazed his second penalty way over the bar, and France went on to claim a 2-1 victory in Al Khor. Didier Deschamps’ men went on to reach the final in Qatar, losing out to Lionel Messi’s Argentina. It was a fitting finale, with the game going to penalties after a thrilling 3-3 draw. The Argentinians went on to prevail 4-2 on spot-kicks to get their hands on the trophy in Qatar.
Kane to Bounce Back for Spurs
The England skipper has been a tremendous servant to his national side since making his senior debut back in 2015. His goals have helped the English to the latter stages of two World Cups, as well as the UEFA Euro 2020 final.
Absolutely gutted. We’ve given it everything and it’s come down to a small detail which I take responsibility for. There’s no hiding from it, it hurts and it’ll take some time to get over it but that’s part of sport. pic.twitter.com/lw5Esl4fnA— Harry Kane (@HKane) December 11, 2022
Kane is experienced enough not to let the penalty miss stay in his head. The 29-year-old often scores from the spot for club and country, and Kane will no doubt bounce back for Tottenham.
Kane has been in fine scoring form for his club side so far this season. He has helped himself to 15 Premier League goals and sits second in the charts. Overall, England’s No. 9 has netted 19 times for club and country in all competitions.
Will Tottenham Have a Successful 2023?
Now we have entered a hectic 2023 schedule, Harry Kane will be a vital player for his club in the upcoming months. Since returning from World Cup action, Kane has already netted four times for Spurs. With the knockout stage of the UEFA Champions League and a potential run in the FA Cup on the horizon, Tottenham will need Kane right at the top of his game in 2023. England’s captain will no doubt recover and continue to be a huge player for Tottenham and the English national team going forward.