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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Tottenham striker Kane slams FA over 'silly tweet': Only in England

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has hit out at the FA over their "silly tweet".
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino said star striker Kane had been "sad" about a message sent by the official FA Cup account which poked fun at against Manchester United's Chris Smalling in the Londoners' FA Cup semi-final defeat.
Kane, speaking publicly about the row for the first time, said: "The FA tweet was a silly tweet. We all know that.
"I talked to the gaffer about it and all we said was: 'Would other countries do that to their players?' Probably not.
"It's strange. Maybe it's a mentality thing. It is easier nowadays maybe to banter England players or take the mickey out of the England players.
"So if we don't do well in the World Cup, then they can write and say, 'We told you so.' But that is maybe a weaker mentality.
"But as a team it is what it is. We are focusing on what we have got to do. We have got to go with the mindset and belief that we can do it. We try to win everything we go into – the World Cup is no different.
"On social media you get a few people who don't see eye-to-eye and it is being a fan and having an opinion.
"Everybody is very passionate about their club and rightly so, but as a nation, when it comes to the World Cup, that is the most important thing and that is what comes first.
"For me personally, I will always engage with my fans. It is just a small number of fans who maybe go over the mark but that is just life. You cannot get too down about that.
"I love my fans all around the world and hopefully that can give me their respect. It [the FA Tweet] is something that has gone. I am over it.
"The gaffer may have said that I am sad, but I am focused. I am a guy that gets over things."