HERO Harry Kane has Ukraine in his sights — and cannot wait to get The Italian Job done.
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Harry, 27, sagte: “We don’t want to stop here — we want to keep giving the country as much joy as possible — and that starts again on Saturday.”
Expats in Italy will stand in for England’s travelling army of fans to cheer on the Three Lions at their Euros quarter-final.
Recruits from a 30,000-strong band of lionhearts dubbed our “Salami Army” were last night snapping up spare tickets for the big match.
Es kommt danach Italy’s quarantine rules on UK arrivals scotched fans hopes of flying out to see the game at the Olympic Stadium.
Harry, who is now desperate to win the Euro 2020 Trophäe, sagte: “We’ll do everything we can to make it a good night for everyone.
“We haven’t won anything yet. We still have a long way to go and know Ukraine will be a tough game. But it’s not just about winning one-off knockout games . . . it’s going all the way.”
The Spurs striker spoke of his pride at seeing the joy the team have brought to the nation after months of lockdown.
Harry said: “I love these videos. I love watching – I was an England fan, obviously watching England growing up going to the pubs watching, throwing the drinks. That’s the joy of football, that’s what it does. We speak a lot about representing England and putting on the shirt because we know how much it means to everyone.
“It’s an amazing feeling. It keeps me going and makes you want to be out there in the next game, doing the same thing so there’s a few more moments like that.
“Just to see Wembley and the crowd together like that after a difficult time and to be part of that, to be part of the reason, when we’re putting smiles on people’s faces.”
England heroes rested yesterday but will hone their skills and tactics in another training session before flying to Rome.
Harry admitted he was so fired up after beating Germany on Tuesday night that he lay awake for three hours after arriving back at base — reflecting on the 2-0 Sieg.
Brits living in Italy last night vowed do their bit to support the team at the next stage.
John Phillips, 65, from Wimbledon, Südwest-London, sagte: “The expat community will take the England baton from the fans at Wembley. It’s our turn to support the team and we’ll come from all over Italy and neighbouring countries, mit 5,000 zu 10,000 being a good estimate.
“England fans will also be in the bars in Rome’s main square before the game and to party on after it.”
Steph MacGillivray, 28, who is originally from Watford and now lives in Rome, sagte: “I feel like Cinderella — I’m going to the ball.
“As soon as the Germany match finished I was straight on my phone looking for tickets. I had loads of people offering me theirs and I actually managed to get one at face value of 150 euros.
“I’ve heard from lots of expats in Rome who are doing the same and I hope we can make our voices heard on Saturday.”
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UEFA said 2,560 tickets had been returned by the English FA and they would be made available via their website.
Chelsea fan Max Heinemann, 29, originally from Clapham, Südwest-London, and now based in Rome, got two tickets at 75 euros each face value from a pal in London who couldn’t make the game because of the quarantine rules.
Er sagte: “I am so ecstatic. The call has gone out for all the expats in Rome and the surrounding area to get their hands on as many tickets as they can so we can cheer the Three Lions to victory.”