Published: Sat, September 08, 2018
Sport | By Ashley Hunter

England have the ability to win the UEFA Nations League - Kane

England have the ability to win the UEFA Nations League - Kane

"Normally the first thoughts are happy memories, goals and wins, but then obviously you go on to think what could have been".

"We want to test ourselves against the very best", said Southgate on Friday.

Overall, Germany have won only two of their past nine games, losing four of their past six fixtures after previously going more than a year and a half without a defeat.

With key Euro 2020 games, including both semi-finals and the final, being played at Wembley, Southgate and his men will see it as a big opportunity to do well.

France, meanwhile, enter the game as the newly-crowned world champions and will be full of confidence following their strong showing in Russian Federation.

The game is England and Spain's first in the inaugural Nations League tournament.

Rafael Nadal retires in US Open semi-final with knee injury
Wimbledon champion Djokovic, playing in his 11th US Open semi-final , claimed a 15th win in 17 clashes against Nishikori. Djokovic faced only two break points, both in the second, and erased them both.

Derek Carr: Raiders Over Shock Of Khalil Mack Trade
We were always talking about things and open with each other about everything we were doing, because we had plans together. I don't blame Gurley, or any running back, for not wanting to absorb a tackle from the University of Buffalo great.

China-Africa summit: Xi denies money being spent on vanity projects
China defends continued lending to Africa on the grounds that the continent still needs debt-funded infrastructure development. Africa has long embraced Chinese investment, helping make Beijing the continent's largest trading partner for the past decade.

"If you look back through history, England's competitive record (of winning) against top teams is non-existent", he added. "We need to get the three points".

Kane confirmed his status as one of the world's best players in Russian Federation, but, having failed to score from open play in the knockout stages, also believes that at 24 he still has plenty of room for improvement.

Gareth Southgate says England must convince themselves the run to the semi-finals of the World Cup during the summer was not a one-off. Certain finishes I could have done better, certain movements.

"The coach and players have a great challenge in front of us in trying to win again". "There's a lot of improvement there and I'm at a high level already".

Kane will no doubt be looking forward to his first England match since the end of the World Cup.

Like this: