I had to leave this morning before the end of the Tunisia England game, so I listened to the last 10 or so mins on the radio (for those who don’t know, SBS are running the BBC feed for English). The board goes up for 4 mins stoppage time, and one of the commentators gets a little annoyed (and I’m paraphrasing a little):
”4 minutes? Did he leave a zero off?”
”What’s going on with the officials? I would think 4 minutes is the bare minimum. In fact, it’s just plain wrong”
Kane knocks in the winner and his view changes completely.
“England making a change now and unsurprisingly, they’re in no hurry. I have 1:15 of the 4:00 left, which the officials got right”
The desperation in his voice to will the clock down to zero was pretty clear, and I think he would have given one of his Crown Jewels to skip the last 1:15.
Clearly the voice of someone who is regularly disappointed.