- Mar 21, 2015
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Nobody says we’re going to win it. Quarters would be an excellent showing for us and nobody would complain.Not at all, England have always been incredibly positive as to their chances. I wish Scotland were more like it.
To argue that they haven't been positive is quite astonishing. Shearers quote from Euro 2012 summed it up "maybe expectations are so low we just might win it".
Rarely has one line encapsulated the English mindset towards football since 2008. We might be rubbish, but we can still win tournaments.
As for Kanes statement, he's clearly quite far off the level of those who is speaking about, but do other nations do this? Does a Colombian sport website have a front page story of James Rodriguez wanting to be as good as Messi or Ronaldo? Does Poland do it with Lewandowski?
I don't know, it just seems bizarre to me.
Kane might think it, but how is it news?
To be honest we should have high expectations bearing in mind the league we have and facilities we have for coaching. Whether we can deliver on that is another matter but the overall strategy has to be to go deep into Euros and World Cups.
As for Kane not being on Messi or Ronaldo’s level, he’s not but he’s a different type of striker. He’s not a talisman, false 9 or playmaker, he’s an old fashioned centre forward who is very good at what he does. If he gets the service he can score lots of goals. That’s what he does.
Impressive to see your command of Polish and Colombian Spanish is so good to know that those countries would never ever ever hype up their best players. I’m sure they don’t. Your memory is also excellent, plucking out random quotes from 2012 that mean sod all.
I’m looking forward to the next England game and I haven’t been able to say that for many years. Can’t we just enjoy the tournament without having sad acts twisting the knife in?