Gordon Strachan hails Scotland's character after draw with England
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Jun 23, 2017,
Jun 23, 2017, 19:23
There have been 114 meetings between the countries but none have ended as dramatically.
"It's a good ball for them".
Hart was slated for his contribution to Leigh Griffiths' double free-kick, as well as a moment of madness that involved a back-pass. However, Kane soon cushioned a volley home following Raheem Sterling's deep cross.
"It was a game we should win and were in total control of, but two moments of brilliant quality from them turned it on its head in seconds", he said on ITV1. Maybe the clock runs out but you never ever stop.
"We wanted to win but it's no easy place to come".
Gareth Southgate's team prepared for the Battle of Britain clash at the Royal Marines Commando training centre.
Griffiths was well wide with a couple of efforts but he soon found his range in sensational fashion, with two free-kicks putting Scotland in the driving seat. "The most important thing was trying to get the three points". I see body language which says we are still in the game.
England remain top of Group F in the qualifying campaign, while Scotland stay fourth in the group.
"At 1-0 down against England, it is always going to be a tough ask to get back into the game, but we showed resilience and what we are all about by getting ourselves back into it and then into the lead", he said on ITV1.
The England boss also felt it was an important moment individually for Kane, whose sixth worldwide goal came just over a year after he netted his fifth, in a friendly against Turkey.
'Obviously I don't know what the gaffer's feeling is on it. There were a few chances here and there, but the match looked like it'd be easily forgotten.
Speaking after the final whistle, Kane suggested that he and his team were content with the outcome of the match, which leaves England three points clear at the top of their World Cup qualifying group.
"The first one has come through a lot of bodies", he said.
History has shown some players just can't recreate their exploits for their club on the worldwide stage, but Kane is unlikely to fall into that bracket and his late strike to save the day may be a significant sign post and see him appointed captain on a permanent basis. They were like a heavyweight boxer and we were middleweight, which we expected.
"They didn't create many chances, we had half chances", he said of the balance of play. Their strength and power was hard to deal with, and we did it.