Had Kane added to his six goals in Russian Federation with either of his back-to-back chances in the first half against Croatia on Wednesday, when England was dominating and led 1-0, he could yet be lifting the trophy on Sunday.
"I love you", he added.
The supporters were in dreamland when Kieran Trippier curled a David Beckham-esque free kick into the top corner in the fifth minute.
"It's been great to get to this stage but we wanted to keep going".
"We were planning to leave, but now we have to stay until Monday", said Sinisa Pavlek, a Croatian living in Germany as he emerged from the stadium with a broad smile on his face. "It hurts. I don't know what else to say".
"They are favourites, but we will do our best to surprise them". The ball rebounded nearly out of play, then sat up for Kane to take another shot from less than two yards at a tight angle.
The semi-final between England and Croatia took place at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium, the giant 80,000-capacity venue which will also host Sunday's grand final.
It meant another World Cup semifinal heartbreaker for England, only this time the game was under control before it was lost.
Both of his goals came from set-plays, and given he is averaging 0.29 xG per 90 minutes, he can be expected to get at least one chance in this game.
England, meanwhile, "blew our chances", said 17-year-old Josh Ogunde after watching the 2-1 semi-final defeat with friends near Trafalgar Square in central London as the disappointed crowds streamed home. The team needed Kane to use his head in stoppage time to get the victor.
Nick Ferrari insists he's not a traitor, despite hugging a Croatian following England's World Cup defeat last night. What more could we ask for? "If we win I really want to be there, but I just can't afford the prices being quoted". We will want to give a performance of huge pride.
"Cro no": A slightly freakish pun adorns the Star's back page alongside an image of Southgate consoling Pickford after England's "extra-time agony". Their pursuit will continue in the third-place game on Saturday in St. Petersburg.