Kane backs Southgate after England defeat

England captain Harry Kane has come out in support of Gareth Southgate after the appalling defeat against Hungary.

Southgate’s side were beaten 4-0 at Molineux, leaving the England boss under pressure ahead of the World Cup.

But Kane has insisted that the current manager is the right man to take England forward.

Asked on BBC Radio 5 Live about Southgate’s position, the Tottenham striker said: “It’s a really disappointing question to be asked. Let’s not forget where we have come from.

“Gareth has been a key part of transforming this England team to one of the most successful sides we have had in the past 50 years.”

Southgate has led England to a World Cup semi-final and a European Championship final in the last two tournaments.

But many fans believe a change is needed – and chants of “You don’t know what you’re doing” summed up the frustration in the stands.

Kane said: “I know it’s disappointing for the fans. It has been a disappointing camp, every now and then football throws up a surprise, we have to look at the big picture.

“It’s the first low point I’ve had in five years, a really disappointing night. We expect to win these games, but it wasn’t our night. We need to stay calm and learn from it.

“We’ve had two fantastic tournaments in a row. It’s not the time to panic. It’s a loss we’re disappointed with but we need to stay calm and we know we have stuff to work on.”

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