England will start their work in the UEFA Nations League by facing Iceland in the first match of Group 2 of League A, Saturday (5/9/2020). This duel will take place at the Icelandic headquarters, Laugardalsvollur.
Gareth Southgate’s troops carry a revenge mission in this match. England have bad memories in their last meeting against Iceland in the 2016 European Cup.
England, who were very seeded at that time, surprisingly lost 1-2 to Iceland in the last 16. England took the lead with a penalty in the fourth minute before Iceland were able to turn things around with goals from Ragnar Sigurdson (6th minute) and Kolbein Sigthorson (18 ‘).
Kane remembers very well how bitterly it was defeated by this Scandinavian origin country. The England captain said it was one of the toughest nights of his career. However, Kane emphasized that England have been improving since the defeat four years ago.
After being eliminated in the last 16 of the 2016 European Cup, England’s achievements have increased rapidly. They were able to advance to the semifinals of the 2018 World Cup and the 2018/2019 UEFA Nations League.
“It was definitely one of the toughest nights I have had with England England.” It was a game where I learned a lot. “It was the first tournament. I was still inexperienced at that level and even at club level,” Kane was quoted as saying Fourfourtwo
“This team has clearly developed a lot over the last four years. That game is always left in your mind and you are always thinking about what you can do to be even better.”
“We have moved on from that again well. We have a very good squad at the moment. We are all very excited to be back playing for England. All the players are looking forward to this,” said the Tottenham Hotspur striker.