Harry Kane could hardly hear the questions in his post-match interview following England’s 0-0 draw with Scotland as the fans at Wembley drowned it out with boos.
The England captain was being interviewed for TV inside the stadium and struggled to make himself heard – or hear what was being said – due to the thunderous noise from furious supporters above him in the stands.
Kane had a dismal game to forget, failing to threaten the Scotland goal before being substituted for Marcus Rashford on 74 minutes. However the fan reaction was more to do with England’s slow and disjointed performance rather than directed at any one player.
At least the Tottenham striker deserves credit for fronting up and tackling the questions – despite the disapproval getting so loud that he could hardly hear himself by the end.
There were 22,500 fans at Wembley and around 20,000 were supposed to be home fans (although it certainly looked as though a few extra members of the Tartan Army had got ‘home’ tickets).
But it sounded packed to the rafters when the traditional post-match booing commenced after a turgid England display.
Wow, so awkward to hear the fans booing over Kane’s interview… 😬
— Sinead (@ShinnyShinyKey) June 18, 2021
Kane doing the interview with boos in the background I’m coughing blood 😭😭😭
— Chiddy 🇳🇬 (@chiddyafc) June 18, 2021
Kane interview drowned out by crowd booing !!!!!
— Dan Williams 🏴 celebrates Sovereignty (@dan63uk) June 18, 2021
Kane had a poor poor night ..and this interview sort of sums it up..😂😂
— Singhwhenyourewinning 💙 (@pedalsingh) June 18, 2021
Boos ring around Wembley as Harry Kane’s interview appears on the big screen at Wembley. They don’t half turn fast. #EURO2020
— Balls.ie (@ballsdotie) June 18, 2021
Straining his voice to be heard above the cacophony of catcalls,Kanetold the interviewer: “A draw was probably a fair result. They defended really well. They created a few chances themselves, so it wasn’t out best performance – but it’s another point closer to qualification and that’s the ultimate goal for us now.
“So look, we’ll dust ourselves down, recover well and look forward to another game in a few days.”
Asked if he was surprised to substituted with England urgently needing a goal, Kane replied: “Look, it’s part of the game. The manager will make the decisions that are best for the team. If he felt that was the right decision, sometimes you just have to take it…
“It was just a tough game. Scotland defended really well, made great blocks at the right times when we did have chances – and that’s football. We’re playing in theEuropean Championship, there’s no games going to be easy, Scotland are playing for their lives in this tournament and you saw that today.”
Going well. England can’t score a goal. Souness still can’t use a microphone properly and now we can’t hear Harry Kane in the post match interview. pic.twitter.com/wLmtU2DUNZ
— Paul Morris (@Paul_Morris_74) June 18, 2021
England had early chances, including a John Stones header which came back off the post, but Jordan Pickford had to make better saves than David Marshall as the unfancied visitors gave as good as they got.
England, with four points from two games, need just a point against the Czech Republic to be absolutely certain of qualification while a win will see them top Group D.
Scotland will likely progress too if they can pull of the tough task of beating Croatia in their final match.