Harry Kane’s outrageous volley against Ukraine would have been ‘DISGUSTING’ had it gone in, claims Rio Ferdinand… as Frank Lampard compares England captain’s effort to Marco van Basten’s iconic Euro ’88 goal
Harry Kane’s volley against Ukraine in England’s Euro 2020 quarter-final would have been ‘disgusting’ had it gone in, according to Rio Ferdinand.
Kane tried an audacious first-time left-footed volley in the second half at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome as England thrashed their opponents 4-0, but despite his effort heading in, Ukraine goalkeeper Heorhiy Bushchan made a superb reaction save.
Ferdinand and his former England team-mate Frank Lampard praised Kane for taking on the volley, and stated how his confidence must be sky-high to take on such a high-risk shot like that.
Harry Kane took on an audacious volley against Ukraine that Rio Ferdinand called ‘disgusting’
Frank Lampard compared his attempt to the wonderful volley scored by Marco van Basten (l)
He said: ‘If that when in it would have been disgusting. The confidence he had a game ago, two games ago – is he taking that on?’
Fellow BBC pundit Lampard added: ‘You have to persevere with quality but this (his volley at 4-0) was his Van Basten moment in ’88.’
Alan Shearer also gave his thoughts on how much confidence matters to a striker and how that manifested for Kane in his first-time attempt.
Kane scored twice, including this header, in England’s 4-0 Euro 2020 quarter-final victory
He concluded: ‘He had a similar chance at the end of the first-half in the Germany game, we were talking about whether he should hit it first-time but you see a different player.
‘A player with confidence, we know what that means to a centre forward.’
England will now play Kasper Hjulmand’s side at Wembley on Wednesday evening with the chance to book themselves a spot in the final of the competition.