Harry Kane said he understood why England fans were booing after the 1-0 loss to Italy in Milan on Friday night.
Away fans expressed their anger after the defeat in the UEFA Nations League, in which the Three Lions were relegated from the top flight of the competition.
England have not scored in open play in over 450 minutes of action, losing to Giacomo Raspadori’s second-half goal. He has increased the pressure on Gareth Southgate with less than two months to go before the World Cup in Qatar.
Harry Kane said he understood why England fans booed after their 1-0 loss in Italy.
After the game, Captain Kane told Channel 4: “I think overall we had the best chances in the game. A good moment for them with the ball from above, and they scored. Even from that moment, we dominated.
‘At the moment, he is not falling in love with us. One of those things. Getting ready for November, coming to places like this is really good preparation. We dust ourselves off, learn from it, and prepare for Monday.
After five games without a win, not even a goal, Southgate and the team in England will discuss what the team needs to do to break this run.
“We’ll have to evaluate that,” Kane said. ‘You are playing against the maximum opposition. You don’t get many chances in these kind of games. Not clinical enough, with the crosses, with the finishes.
“There have been some disappointing games. It’s part of football, you learn, you move on. We are preparing for the biggest tournament of all in a couple of months. We have to make sure we are prepared for that.
Gareth Southgate’s England team have gone five games without a win, or even scoring
He said the England countryside is not losing confidence despite the slump, especially ahead of a major winter World Cup. England finished fourth at the last World Cup in 2018, and expectations had been high for a similar performance, especially after they were runners-up at Euro 2020 last year.
Asked if the team felt less confident following recent results, the captain told Channel 4: ‘I don’t think so. If you saw how we played today, I think we dominated with the ball. We created chances, especially in the second half.
“We have confident players, players who want to take the ball, players who want to get into those attacking positions. We looked pretty solid from behind, except for that one moment.
‘There is no need to panic. We know what we have achieved in the last four years, we know what we want to achieve in the future. This is a spell that is disappointing to everyone, but we will go ahead and make sure we are ready for Monday.
Kane felt that England were the better team, but he undid himself with a good ball from above.
Germany travel to Wembley next week after also losing 1-0 at home to surprise package Hungary on Friday.
Kane urged England fans to: ‘Support us, like you always do. Playing at home against Germany, there is nothing bigger than that.
“We’ve done a couple of fantastic major tournaments in a row, and I’m sure they’re looking forward to November. We will try to put on a great performance and win the match. Anyway, we know we will have all the support in November once we get to that World Cup.’
Kane wants England’s support to back the team against Germany at Wembley on Monday
However, he was totally sympathetic to the traveling fans in Milan and booed when the referee’s final whistle blew.
‘Of course, we are not winning games. Any fan in the world wants to win games, and we’re not doing that,” Kane said.
‘Germany also lost today, you are playing against the best opposition. There is no easy game at the international level.
‘We have to learn, we have to move on. Another big game in a couple of days. Hopefully we can win that, and that will be great preparation for a couple of months.”
The Germany match is England’s last chance to play together before the World Cup kicks off on November 20, with the Three Lions playing their first match against Iran the following day.