Wednesday 24 January 2018

Harry Kane lands subtle dig at Gareth Bale with post-match tweet

Harry Kane took to Twitter to celebrate England's victory
Harry Kane took to Twitter to celebrate England's victory

Callum Davis

Harry Kane has landed a cheeky dig at Gareth Bale following England's last-gasp victory over Wales.

The Tottenham forward started the game in Lille but substituted at half-time with England trailing 1-0 after his former Tottenham team mate had given Chris Coleman's side a first half lead.

Gareth Bale's long-range free-kick caught Joe Hart unawares who could only parry the Real Madrid man's effort into the corner of the goal.

But Roy Hodgson's changes at the break had the desired effect as Jamie Vardy and then Daniel Sturridge found the net to help hand England their first win of Euro 2016.

Ahead of the match, which had been billed as the 'Battle of Britain', Gareth Bale had caused some controversy with his comments on England and their support.

"They [England fans] big themselves up before they've done anything, so we're going to go there and believe we can beat them."

"I think we've got a lot more passion and pride about us than them.

"We'll definitely show that on the day. I don't know what it is but, if you're Welsh, we feel more pride and passion than anyone else.

"Look at the national anthem, everyone sings, the whole stadium. I don't think any other nation would do that. Being Welsh just brings it out of you."

Asked how many England players would get into the Wales team, Bale cheekily responded "None."

Before the match in Lilles the Real Madrid man tweeted an image of himself celebrating with his Wales team mates with the hashtag #TogetherStronger.

In what some people have seen as a cheeky retort to Gareth Bale's pre-match comments, Harry Kane celebrated England's dramatic late win with a tweet containing very similar wording to that used by Bale.

 England's win leaves Roy Hodgson's team top of Group B, one point ahead of Wales, with one round of games left to play.

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