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Wright claims Schmeichel was in the head of Kane during penalty miss

Ian Wright has claimed that Kasper Schmeichel was in the head of Tottenham Hotspur ace Harry Kane during his penalty for England.

The 27-year-old stepped up to take the spot-kick after Raheem Sterling was felled. However, the centre-forward saw his effort saved by the Leicester City ace.

And the Arsenal legend claims the Foxes’ ace’s performance was the reason behind his miss.

Kane has been known to be fairly reliable from the penalty spot during his career. The ace has only ever missed six of the 51 strikes during his career for club and country.

Speaking about Kane’s effort, Wright claimed that the penalty was a poor one.

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During ITV’s broadcast of the clash (7/7 at 10:50 pm), Wright said: “I think that Kasper Schmeichel and his performance, that would’ve been in his [Kane] head at that stage.

“The time he was taking the penalty, that pressure that comes with taking that penalty. The fact is it was a poor penalty. He was alive enough to go get the rebound, and that’s all that matters.”

Gary Neville described Schmeichel as ‘incredible’ during ITV’s broadcast (7/7 at 10:51 pm)

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Slip-up from Kane a collector’s item

Kane has been near impeccable during pressure moments, making his miss against Schmeichel a collector’s item amid comments from Wright.

The England international, who has been compared to Ronaldo, has rarely let down club or country. However, it seems the Dane got to him last night.

Schmeichel was in brilliant form for his country, making a string of important saves. His nine saves is a record for a Danish goalkeeper in a European Championship game.

However, it seems like it wasn’t to be for the Leicester man, despite his outstanding display.

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