Wed. May 31st, 2023

England defeated Italy on an away match with Harry Kane (Tottenham), who scored the most goals in an A match. Kane said, “It’s a night where my dreams came true. I want to express my gratitude to everyone.”

England won 2-1 in the first leg of Group C of the Euro 2024 qualifier against Italy held at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in Naples, Italy on the 24th (Korean time).

England, who lost to Italy on penalties안전놀이터 in the final of the last tournament held at Wembley Stadium in their hometown, took revenge for the runner-up by winning the return match in the first match of the new tournament.

In addition, England tasted an away victory against Italy in 62 years since 1961. On the other hand, Italy finished its undefeated streak in the Euro qualifiers, which has been going on since 2006, in 40 matches (34 wins, 6 draws).

British media BBC said, “Italy created a special atmosphere at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, a noble stadium to make England’s expedition more difficult. Nevertheless, England won easily in a difficult place,” adding meaning to the away victory.

England easily solved the game from the beginning. In the 13th minute of the first half, in a corner kick situation, Kane’s shot hit the defense and bounced off, and Declan Rice (West Ham) opened the goal with a volley shot.

England ran away with one more goal before the end of the first half. In the 44th minute of the first half, Kane acted as a penalty kicker, tricked the goalkeeper, and scored with an accurate shot into the right corner.

With this goal, Kane recorded his 54th goal in the England national team’s career, surpassing Wayne Rooney (53 goals, retired) to become the highest scorer in A-match in England’s history. In particular, Kane broke the previous record set by Rooney in 120 games in just 81 games.

Of the 54 goals, 52 were scored inside the penalty box and 2 goals were scored from outside. The right foot scored the most with 39 goals, followed by 9 headers and 6 left feet.

In addition, Kane has established himself as a ‘living legend’ beyond English legends such as Bobby Charlton (49 goals in 106 matches) and Gary Lineker (48 goals in 80 matches).

England had a crisis in the 11th minute of the second half when Mateo Letegui (Tigre) scored a goal and Luke Shaw (Manchester United) was sent off in the 35th minute of the second half. did.

After the game, Rooney posted on his SNS, “Congratulations to Kane for achieving his new record,” and Lineker also praised him as “a great player who will remain in English history for a long time.”

In an interview after the game, Kane said, “It’s a special night where my dream came true. I’m proud of my record.”

Born in 1993, Kane has a very good chance of breaking his record for most goals considering his current age and condition.

“He doesn’t like to look too far ahead when it comes to football,” Kane said. “But he believes he can stay fit and strong for longer.”

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