England boss Gareth Southgate has revealed Harry Kane suffered a ‘knock’ during their 2-1 win over the Netherlands on Wednesday night.

The Three Lions booked their place in the final of Euro 2024 with a hard-fought victory in Dortmund, with Kane and Ollie Watkins both on target.


Their heroics came after Xavi Simons had given the Netherlands the lead in the seventh minute, with the Paris Saint-Germain star’s powerful strike sailing into the top corner.

Kane earned a penalty for England after being fouled by Denzel Dumfries inside the box.

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Harry Kane picked up a knock during England’s Euro 2024 win over the Netherlands on Wednesday night

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The Bayern Munich star, who could win the Golden Boot after his third goal of the tournament, played on afterwards and kept his cool from 12 yards.

However, Kane had to come off in the closing stages with Watkins, his replacement, then stealing the spotlight.

Southgate, speaking in the aftermath of the contest, has now revealed his star man suffered a ‘knock’.

“Harry got that knock in the first half,” he said.

“Ollie can press well and runs in behind. We had a goal cleared off the line and we hit the woodwork. I think we deserved to win tonight.”

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Kane has, however, insisted he will be fit for Sunday’s final showdown with Spain.

England have taken their time to get going at Euro 2024.

Even before their win over the Netherlands, there were question marks over Southgate and his side.

But they finally turned up when it mattered most and are now just 90 minutes away from winning a first major trophy since the World Cup back in 1966.

Kane was proud of Watkins for seizing his chance, with the 30-year-old also hailing England for their terrific performance on the night.

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“History made. Amazing achievement,” he said.

“I’m so proud of everyone. Every player, every member of staff, I’m so proud of them.

“To do what we’ve done away from home is really special. There’s that feeling there’s one more left and we need to do that on Sunday.

“We talk about [Watkins] being ready. We’re a big team at being ready.

“When it matters, you might get five minutes, one minute, but you can make a difference , you can win us a tournament.

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Harry Kane’s injury won’t keep him out of the Euro 2024 final following England’s narrow win over the Netherlands

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“He’s been waiting, he’s been patient. What he did was outstanding and he deserves it.”

Watkins, meanwhile, was proud after stepping up for England – and believes the Three Lions can beat Spain on Sunday to bring football home.

“I didn’t dream about that to be honest,” he said.

“I can’t lie and say I did, scoring for England is amazing but I didn’t think I’d do it in a tournament like that.

“When I was on the bench I said to Dean Henderson I can make a difference today and need to get on.

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Harry Kane hailed Ollie Watkins after England beat the Netherlands to reach the final of Euro 2024

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“I took my chance, scored it and now are in the final. One last game.”

He added: “Spain are a great footballing team. So many good players, a lot of squad depth like ourselves, experience.

“It is the most important game of our lives. We will try to enjoy tonight and then focus on Spain.”