Kane: We weren't good enough

14 June 2017 03:41:52 EST

Harry Kane admitted that England's second-half display in the 3-2 friendly international loss to France had not been good enough.

The England captain scored both his team's goals but Les Bleus still managed to win the game despite playing virtually the entire second half at the Stade de France with ten men.

Samuel Umtiti, Djibril Sidibe and Ousmane Dembele netted for France while Raphael Varane saw red for the home side.

"We've got to find a way to win, especially when they were down to ten men. We just weren't good enough I don't think, we have to look at why," Kane admitted.

"It's disappointing, getting it back to 2-2 and [they were] down to ten men; we didn't step up another gear, they got another wind. But, yeah, not good enough."

Meanwhile, boss Gareth Southgate accepted that his team had failed to come to terms with France's pace and power, saying: "That athletic ability is what makes them hard to play against.

"It is definitely something which France, at all age groups, have. They are blistering and they will cause you huge problems on the counter-attack if you're not supremely well organised."

England are 40/1 to win the 2018 World Cup outright while France can be backed at 1/2 to triumph in Russia and Germany at 12121/1.

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