"As a player and as a professional I know that I have a job, on and off the pitch, to inspire people and inspire kids watching this tournament".
For Kane, who has scored 20 or more Premier League goals four seasons running, it was not until after the 2014 World Cup that he established himself at the top level. But to go on and do what he's done.
"He gets on with his life, lives with his family, gets on with his golf. He's a proper good guy".
"I am perfectly ready and fit, and I can say the same for my teammates". Whoever wins the game is going to end up in the worst group.
"He (Kane) is one of the best strikers in the world but I like to challenge these strikers and to show to everyone that I am one of the best defenders", said the 29-year-old.
The calm before the semi-final storm
It will be a battle again but I believe in us. "I'm glad that I scored goals but the most important thing is to help the team". Croatia reached the quarterfinals in its first tournament in 1996 and has advanced that far only once since.
"This will hurt for a while but we can hold our heads up, it's been a fantastic journey but we've got to learn from it and take what we can".
"Yes, Croatia looked dreadfully exhausted in their last game, but it's late in the tournament for us as well", Hoddle told talkSPORT.
Redknapp feels there is "every chance" of football coming home. "Maybe we went ahead too early, we needed that next goal to kill off the tie and we had some good chances but never put them away". Anything can happen then. "We've just got to carry that on". If it goes to extra-time, I think we'll be stronger than them.
It is the first time since 1998 that the nation of just over four million people have reached this stage of the competition, after they eliminated Russian Federation in a penalty shoot-out at the weekend.
"We're looking forward to finishing strong and whatever happens we can say we're proud of each other", said Kane.