ITV Pundits Ian Wright and Graeme Souness have both admitted they were unimpressed with Harry Kane’s performance after England’s goalless draw against Scotland at Euro 2020.
The England captain has struggled in both of England’s games thus far, failing to register a single shot on target across over 150 minutes of action against Croatia and Scotland.
The 27-year-old has been regularly seen dropping deep into midfield to try and get on the ball, which has meant that England have lacked any real goal threat up front.
Kane looked sluggish against the Tartan army and was eventually taken off for Marcus Rashford with more than 15 minutes of the game still to play, something that former Liverpool midfielder Graeme Souness thinks could result in England going home early.
“The centre-backs had an easy night against him. Harry Kane looks a shadow of the player we know he is”, Souness said on ITV.
“In two games, he looks leggy, lacking enthusiasm, I know a centre-forward, really, is 90% reliant on the type of passes he’s getting and he’s not getting a great deal from that midfield.
“Harry doesn’t look himself, he looks shady and looks tired. This is a guy who’s hoping to get a big move this summer, he needs to wake himself up.
“He came off in the first game, is he carrying something? Because he looks a shadow of himself.
“He’s England’s one player who has proven at this level to get goals on a regular basis and if that’s not happening in this competition – you’re not going very far.
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“Without Harry Kane – football isn’t coming home with that team, I can tell you, not the way they’re playing.”
Souness scathing Kane assessment was echoed by former Arsenal frontman Ian Wright, who also thought The Three Lions didn’t create enough for their forwards.
“I think it’s plain to see that he doesn’t look at his best. Let’s face it.
“We can talk about Harry Kane and the chances he could have had, or how many touches he hasn’t had, but at the same time, did we really create enough? Did we have enough? We looked like a team, we’re meant to be favourites to win the tournament, it’s embarrassing, I was embarrassed for us today.”