Arsene Wenger reacts to decision to let Harry Kane take two penalties against France. He missed the second penalty

Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has reacted to the decision to let Harry Kane take a second penalty in England’s 2-1 defeat to France.

After scoring his first penalty to bring England level 10 minutes after half-time, Kane missed the opportunity to bring England level for the second time in the game as he blasted his effort high over the crossbar.

“He is so important to England that the dynamics in the squad dictate that nobody at that point felt it was appropriate to offer to take the penalty instead,” Wenger told beIN Sport when asked if someone else should have taken on the responsibility.

Reflecting on his miss from the spot, Kane said: “I’m not someone who thinks too much about it.

“I prepare if I get one penalty or two penalties in a game. I can’t fault my preparation or the detail before the game.

“It didn’t feel any different, I felt confident taking it I just couldn’t execute it the way I wanted to of course it’s something I’m going to have to live with and take on the chin.

“But all we can do is keep proud of each other and know the team is in a really good place and we have to try and look to the future.”