Euro 2024: Kane Praises Bellingham’s Stunning Overhead Kick

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England captain Harry Kane hailed Jude Bellingham’s 95th-minute overhead kick against Slovakia as one of the best goals in the country’s history, securing a dramatic 2-1 comeback victory in the Euro 2024 round of 16.

 

In a thrilling round-of-16 match, England captain Harry Kane hailed Jude Bellingham’s added-time overhead kick against Slovakia as one of the best goals in the country’s history. Bellingham’s spectacular 95th-minute goal rescued England, who had trailed Slovakia for the majority of the game in Gelsenkirchen on Sunday, forcing the match into extra time.

England, under the guidance of Gareth Southgate, showed resilience and determination throughout the match. Despite being in a dire situation for much of the game, the team’s perseverance paid off in the end. Kane’s winner in the 91st minute sealed the comeback, setting up a quarterfinal clash against Switzerland on Saturday.

Bellingham’s goal was not only a moment of individual brilliance but also England’s first shot on target in the match. This critical goal revitalized the team and shifted the momentum in their favor. Shortly after, Kane secured the victory by heading home his seventh goal in his last seven knockout games at major tournaments, extending his record to 65 goals for his country.

Despite their historical struggles, with their last major tournament win dating back to the 1966 World Cup, England showcased their ability to dig deep and fight back against adversity. Southgate, reflecting on the game, acknowledged the team’s character and the importance of pushing forward even when the situation seemed bleak. The victory demonstrated England’s resolve and readiness to face challenges head-on.

Looking ahead, England will face a formidable Swiss team in the quarterfinals. With a couple of days to recover and prepare, the team will aim to build on their hard-fought win and continue their pursuit of tournament glory. As they advance, the memorable performances of players like Bellingham and Kane will be crucial in their quest to end the long wait for a major tournament victory.

 

 

 

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