Harry Kane admits England defeat hurts but everyone can learn from it

• “This week could have been so different”
• Kane likely to start for England against Switzerland

Harry Kane has bemoaned a painful week in which he saw hopes of winning the Champions League and Nations League dashed but has urged his England teammates to use their disappointment in Portugal as motivation at next summer’s European Championship.

The England captain made his first appearance in eight weeks after ankle ligament damage in Tottenham’s defeat by Liverpool in Madrid last Saturday. His leggy display betrayed a player shorn of match sharpness and he began the Nations League semi-final against the Netherlands on the bench, replacing the injured Marcus Rashford at half-time. The Dutch revival, with their victory completed in extra time, left Kane licking his wounds after a dismal six days.

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