Tottenham striker Harry Kane says he never lost confidence during his goal drought at Euro 2020.
The striker went goalless in England’s three group stage games, but has since scored three times in the round of 16 and quarter-finals.
“I have kind of had to do that my whole career, since I was a kid,” Kane told BBC Radio 5 Live of proving people wrong.
“I’ve had to prove people wrong to get to where I am now. I have full belief in who I am as a player and what I can do on the pitch, what I do to help the team.
“It’s not so much about proving other people wrong. It’s about proving to myself again that I am as good as I can be, I can score at any level, I’ve done it at any stage.
“When you go three or four games without scoring, you want to score and put that to bed and at a major tournament it gets heightened even more. But the fact that I have so much self-belief in myself and my team, I don’t really let that stuff affect me.
“Of course when you score in a big game, it is natural the emotions come out and you feel free and a lot of people then say it kick-starts you to score a couple in the quarter-final.
“Whether I score or don’t score I always feel I am ready for the next opportunity. It’s great that I am scoring now and obviously a big semi-final to come but I’ll be the same player if I scored or didn’t score.