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|Harry Kane says England coped well with 'strange' atmopshere during goalless draw with Croatia
m8bet Harry Kane thought England coped well with what he described as a "strange" atmosphere during the goalless draw with Croatia at the Stadion HNK Rijeka in the Nations League. Just 93 days after England lost to Zlatko Dalic's men in the World Cup semi-finals, the countries met in surroundings that could scarcely have been more different to July's huge encounter at the packed Luzhniki.
The virtually-empty Stadion HNK Rijeka hosted England's first-ever match behind closed doors as Croatia completed a ground ban imposed by UEFA for having a swastika on the pitch during a Euro 2016 qualifier against Italy. Kane hopes it's an experience England's players don't have to go through again in the near future.
m8bet "It was strange playing with no fans but I felt we dealt with the atmosphere well and I thought we played well," Kane told Sky Sports. "Hopefully it's something we don't have to experience too many times in our careers. "The first half was probably even but in the second half we really came into it and, had we been more clinical, we would probably have won the game."
There were a handful of England fans who made the trip to Rijeka and they did get a view of the game. Perched on a hill alongside the stadium in a desperate bid to catch a glimpse, m8bet their endeavour was not reciprocated on the pitch as the eerie conditions took their toll on both sets of players.
Speaking after the game, Eric Dier told Sky Sports: "It was strange, I think it was the first experience of it (playing behind closed doors) for all of us. "It was a strange atmosphere, although there were a couple of England fans up on the hill, but once the game started it went to the back of our minds, actually."