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Practice makes perfect.
By easing Bulgaria 4-0 to keep their hold at the top of Group 23,, england strolled to another Euro 2020 success
The 3 Lions were helped by Raheem Sterling’s goal.
So is it that he hits on the back of the net so regularly from 12 metres out, the Tottenham striker has converted nine since the beginning of the 2017-18 year?
“I work a little on it,” Kane told BBC Radio 5 Live. “The team we have and also the skill set we’ve, I believe we are going to get quite a lot of penalties at global level.
“We did them on Friday with a few of the lads for 20 minutes or half an hour, making sure I felt good over it luckily I put them away now.”
He added:”I always go with my sense – it may be 10, it could be 50, it depends upon how I feel on the day. We have such explosive, skilful players therefore we’re always going to have penalties”
There was little doubt where his attempts were going to end up, when Kane awakened into the spot from Bulgaria.
Both were unstoppable strikes into each side of the net’s corner, with goalkeeper Plamen Iliev becoming nowhere close them.
Kane’s conversion rate of 90 percent is far better than that of Cristiano Ronaldo, who’s scored 13 from 15 penalties in the last few years and Lionel Messi, who has a lowly rate of 66.7% having missed four of their 12 attempts.
England director Gareth Southgate told BBC Radio 5 Live:”He had been practising for a good 20 minutes on Friday and using all the procedure that he goes through you are so convinced he will connect well and that he makes it tough to understand for the goalkeeper where he is going to put it.
“Obviously there will always be a second if a goalkeeper creates an outstanding save, but you’re as confident as you can be due to his deliberate exercise.
“He is an excellent example for any kid.”
But it is a former Tottenham team-mate that leads the way as the most prolific striker in the penalty area:
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