Croatia’s Petkovic ready to inflict deja vu and leave Kane heartbroken again in Euro 2020 opener against England

BRUNO PETKOVIC is ready to inflict deja vu on Harry Kane and leave him heartbroken again on Sunday.

And the striker believes his team Dinamo Zagreb’s stunning Europa League comeback win over Tottenham in March can inspire another career highlight at Wembley.

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Croatia’s Bruno Petkovic is desperate to inflict more misery on Harry Kane[/caption]


The Spurs striker missed a host of chances as his side were shocked in the Europa League by Dinamo Zagreb[/caption]

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The 26-year-old helped Dinamo come from a 2-0 first leg defeat at Spurs to win the return clash 3-0 on a night the Three Lions captain missed a host of chances.

Petkovic and Kane are likely to come face-to-face again when Croatia take on England in their opening Euro 2020 Group D game this weekend.

And the ace, who has six goals in 15 caps for his country, admits he would love nothing more than to inflict more misery on the wantaway Spurs man.

Speaking at his team’s training base in Rovinj on Thursday prior to jetting to London, he said: “I’d love to get one over Harry again, it’d be great if we could pull it off at national team level too.

“I have very fond memories of that night as it was one of the brightest moments of my club career.”

Petkovic was handed the huge task of filling the boots of Mario Mandzukic after the veteran retired from international football following Croatia’s runners-up finish in the 2018 World Cup.

And some feel the burden is too great for him as he found himself under fire from critics this term for only finding the net 13 times for both club and country.

But Petkovic is adamant he is unfazed by the negative press as he issued a warning to Gareth Southgate and his defence that he is ready to hit top form.


Petkovic said: “I’ve had a barren run but I believe that I am capable of playing well at Euro 2020.

“A responsibility rests on my shoulders of course but turning that into relentless pressure or stage fright will do no good.”

Ahead of the opener, he added: “We are aware of England’s roster and that every player on their team has a worthy substitute as they all play at top European clubs.

“We are not focusing on any individual in particular as England have a squad full of outstanding players but we’re also confident in our own ability.”

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