‘It hurts a lot’: Harry Kane vows England will be back after defeat

• Captain posts emotional message on social media• Jadon Sancho says watching England was ‘an inspiration’ Harry Kane has admitted England’s defeat against Croatia in the World Cup semi-final “will hurt for a while” as Gary Lineker led the tributes to Gareth Southgate’s side on social media. Mario Mandzukic’s goal in extra time ensured Croatia will face France in the final on Sunday, with England now having to face Belgium in the third‑place play‑off 24 hours earlier. But Kane, who is in pole position to become the first England player since Lineker in 1986 to win the Golden Boot, insisted he was proud of his team’s performance.
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