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'I don't think he realised': Declan Rice shares what Harry Kane told him after Albania clash
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'I don't think he realised': Declan Rice shares what Harry Kane told him after Albania clash

West Ham United ace Declan Rice shared what Tottenham star Harry Kane said to him about his ‘high five fail’ after England’s win over Albania on Sunday.

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The Three Lions ground out a hard-fought 2-0 win in their World Cup qualifier against Albania.

The result was expected, but many expected a better performance from the England team.

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Gareth Southgate is a very pragmatic coach, however. So the England fans need to temper their expectations with regards to the quality of football they will be watching with the 50-year-old at the helm.

There was some light-hearted entertainment on view for the England fans, however. After Tottenham striker Harry Kane put the Three Lions 1-0 up against Albania, he was surrounded by his teammates.

Declan Rice opens up on what Harry Kane told him about ‘high five’ incident

The West Ham man was one of the players who ran to congratulate the Spurs ace. He was left hanging, however.

And Rice told reporters what Kane told him about the incident after game:

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“It was funny because when we were on the plane just about to leave Albania, Harry Kane, I don’t think he realised what actually happened. He saw the video and he called me, he was like, ‘Dec, sorry mate’. I turned around to him and we had a bit of a laugh. Now like I said to the boss, I’ve been turned into a meme again.”

Dec has history of being turned into memes.

He was famously woken up mid-nap by his best friend Mason Mount whilst away on international duty with England and his reaction has gone down in footballing folklore.

Rice is clearly a great sport. He never takes anything to heart and always has a laugh at himself. It is actually another sign of maturity.

And we all know that the West Ham youngster has that in abundance.