Harry Kane has ‘vision’ of going ‘all the way’ at Euros but insists England must come back to earth after win

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Harry Kane says England’s “vision” is far bigger than winning a one-off knockout game against Germany, as he targeted going “all the way” at Euro 2020.

Kane has turned his attentions to Saturday’s quarter-final against Ukraine in Rome and says England face a psychological challenge to ensure they do not go flat after Tuesday night’s famous victory at Wembley.

England will train at St George’s Park today and tomorrow morning before flying to Rome for the meeting with Andriy Shevchenko’s side in their first away game of the tournament.

Gareth Southgate is considering making changes to his side amid disciplinary and minor fitness concerns, and Kane says England are going to need the whole squad if they are to become European champions on July 11.

“This [game] is more about the mental aspect, getting down off that high and coming back to earth,” the England captain said. “It will be a tough game, in a different stadium, which is something we’ve not done yet in this tournament.

“We have a vision of where we want to be and it’s not just winning one-off knockout games — it’s about going all the way.

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“We are going to need everyone if we are going to go all the way. We’ve seen that already with people that have come in and managed to take their chance. You never know when your opportunity is going to come. 

“We won’t have that same energy inside the stadium like we did at Wembley, but we’ve kind of got used to playing at club level with no fans. We’ll have to manage that ourselves on the pitch.”

Of Tuesday’s win, Kane said: “The expectation was on us. There was a lot of pressure, playing at home in a knockout game, but all of that will give us huge belief going forwards, for sure.”

Southgate could revert to a back four at the Stadio Olimpico after matching Germany’s wing-back system, but the manager is facing another tricky balancing act in picking his starting XI, with four players at risk of a ban.

Harry Maguire, Declan Rice, Phil Foden and Kalvin Phillips would all miss the semi-final if booked against Ukraine, with all cards rescinded after the quarter-finals. 

Jordan Henderson could make his first start of the tournament in place of Rice or Phillips in midfield, while Mason Mount is also pushing for a recall after returning to group training following his spell in isolation.

Southgate will not want to rest Maguire after his performance against Germany, but Tyrone Mings impressed in the opening two group games.

Kieran Trippier is thought to be carrying a minor muscle problem which could see him rested in Rome.

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