England A Better Team Now Than In Russia 2018, Says Kane

England captain Harry Kane says the Three Lions are better equipped for EURO 2020 than they were for the FIFA World Cup in Russia three years ago.

England A Better Team Now Than In Russia 2018, Says Kane

Gareth Southgate’s side reached the last four at Russia 2018, with Kane finishing as the tournament top scorer with six goals.

England will play most of their EURO 2020 games on home soil, starting with Croatia on Sunday before matches against Scotland and Czech Republic.

England have not won a major tournament since hosting the World Cup in 1966.

“We’re probably in a better place,” Kane told the official England podcast after warm-up victories over Austria and Romania. “Going into that World Cup, we maybe weren’t sure where we were as a team, but we performed really well and stepped up to the occasion.

"I feel like now we’ve had a bit more experience, players in the biggest games for their club and obviously players who have played in that World Cup have had that experience as well.

“I feel like we are in a good place. We know there is still a lot of hard work that goes into it. We don’t just turn up and win the tournament.

"We haven’t won a tournament as a country for a long time, so there needs to be a lot of good mentality along the whole way as it is a long, tough journey to get to the later stages of a major tournament.”