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Mykhailo Mudryk makes 29-word Harry Kane admission amid Antonio Conte’s Spurs exit



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Mykhailo Mudryk has lauded Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane after he became England’s all-time leading goalscorer.

Mudryk and Ukraine suffered a 2-0 defeat to England at Wembley on Sunday evening and Kane continued his goalscoring form with another goal for the Three Lions.

Kane tapped in at the back post to open the scoring in the capital to net his 55th goal for his country, following up his record breaking goal against Italy in Naples which saw him surpass Wayne Rooney’s all-time leading goals record of 53 goals.

Bukayo Saka added another three minutes later in the 40th with a stunning curling strike to seal another three points for England to make it two wins from two to begin their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign.

Mudryk lasted 61 minutes at Wembley which will now see him return to Chelsea to prepare for their Premier League clash against Aston Villa on Saturday evening at Stamford Bridge.

Hours after England’s win over Ukraine, Kane saw his club manager, Antonio Conte, depart Tottenham by mutual consent.

A club statement at 10.20pm read: “We can announce that Head Coach Antonio Conte has left the Club by mutual agreement. We achieved Champions League qualification in Antonio’s first season at the Club. We thank Antonio for his contribution and wish him well for the future.”

Prior to the game at Wembley, Mudryk was full of praise for Kane, telling Sky Sports: “Very good quality of player. I know a little bit of him, I like the way he worked a lot to become the top scorer of all-time in England.”

Mudryk also came up against Chelsea teammate Ben Chilwell, who made his first England appearance since November 2021, at Wembley.

The left-back was called upon to start against Ukraine after Luke Shaw was sent off against Italy in Naples on Thursday night.

Chilwell is gradually making his way back to full fitness following a hamstring injury, a welcome sight for Chelsea head coach Graham Potter for the defender who will now head back to Cobham unscathed this week.

“It’s been a while since I put the jersey on, so I wanted to make sure I played well,” Chilwell said after the 2-0 win over Ukraine. “It was (the hope of having) moments like putting that shirt on tonight that kept me going.”

He added: “To know that the hard work paid off and to get the chance to start again for England, I’m very happy.

“International football is very difficult in its own right. But when you’re playing well for your club, you bring that form into international games.”

After embracing at the full-time whistle after being opponents for 90 minutes, Mudryk and Chilwell will reunite at Cobham and be back on the same side this weekend when Aston Villa visit the capital.