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Harry Kane on England's 'perfect afternoon' after beating Germany

Max Cooper
England enjoyed a 'perfect afternoon' against Germany
England enjoyed a 'perfect afternoon' against Germany / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images
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Harry Kane has described England's 2-0 victory over Germany as the 'perfect afternoon' as Gareth Southgate's men booked their place in the quarter-finals of Euro 2020.

The 27-year-old added to Raheem Sterling's opening strike to end his own goal drought with a late header, as the Three Lions secured another clean sheet in front of a 45,000-strong Wembley Stadium crowd on Tuesday.

And Kane told the BBC that the strong team performance coupled with the positive result made for a 'perfect afternoon'.

“I have always said as a striker you have just got to be ready for the next chance, ready for the next one. Jack [Grealish] has put in a great cross and I was able to put it in. Amazing feeling," Kane said.

“Any striker wants to be scoring goals so it is nice to get my first goal at this tournament and hopefully I can get a couple more before the end.

“Amazing day, amazing game. To hear Wembley like this is a moment none of us will ever forget. A great performance, 2-0, another clean sheet, just the perfect afternoon.

“We will enjoy this one but we know we have got another big one on Saturday now."

England's victory means Southgate and his team will travel to Rome this week, where they will face Ukraine in the quarter-finals of Euro 2020. Kane believes that beating Germany has given the players 'more self-belief,' but warned his teammates that they cannot 'switch off'.

“This will give us more self-belief now moving forward,” Kane said.

“It does not get no bigger than this. A knockout game against a big nation, at home when the pressure is on and we delivered.

“But we have got to make sure we get it right on Saturday as well now. We cannot switch off. We want to go all the way and will have a tough game coming up.”

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