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England captain Harry Kane insists the Three Lions should be judged on their World Cup performance following their relegation from the Nations League.

England captain Harry Kane After being relegated from the Nations League, he told critics to judge his team on their performance at the World Cup.

The Three Lions faced Italy on Friday night and knew a loss would mean the end of their time in League A Group 2 after four matches in June without a win.

England finally gave in in the second half Giacomo Raspadori Another sluggish attacking performance was the winner and confirmed relegation to League B.

Gareth Southgate.

Kane can sympathize with fans disappointed after being relegated to the Nations League, but the Tottenham Hotspur man believes that if England can perform in Qatar, such failures will go down in history.

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“I understand the frustration of the fans. I was an England fan and I am still an England fan whether I play or not. So I understand that. But ultimately what happens in November? It will be judged by what happens,” Kane told reporters. mirror.

“Even if the competition were successful, I don’t know if people would worry about the spell they had over the summer. That’s the bottom line. We need to improve. We know that.”

“The fans are always great and stick with us. We know they will support us on Monday (against Germany). Whatever happens, everyone will be excited for the World Cup. Hopefully we can reward them with good results…”

Kane scored England’s only goal in the Nations League in their last five games of the 2022-23 tournament, an 88th-minute penalty against Germany in a 1-1 draw in June.

The Three Lions are one of only two teams in the Nations League to fail to score from open play in their first five games.

England players look disappointed after Roland Saray's goal for Hungary on 14 June 2022© Reuters

Losing to Italy matched more undesirable feats as England went three games without scoring for the first time since 2000 and failed to win five games in a row for the first time in 30 years.

However, Kane insisted the Three Lions’ recent feat in front of goal fell short of them, adding: “We are a really strong group. We are always honest with each other. We are always discussing how we can do it. Ultimately it is the players who are on the pitch and must take responsibility for that.

“Gareth is always there and trying to do it. But we know we need to do better as players. At the moment, we’re not doing enough business, especially in attack.

“It’s a shame indeed, but I’m a confident guy. I also know that the strikers and attacking players here are confident players. That’s not going to affect us too much. Monday. To.”

England will look to welcome Germany to Wembley on Monday night in their final competitive game before the World Cup, as they look to end their desperate campaign in the Nations League on a high note.

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