During England U21’s 1-0 victory over Sweden, the Scandinavian army were extremely supportive of their youngsters and quite critical of their opponents, namely Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane.
Many observers have already drawn parallels with former Newcastle United hero Alan Shearer, such is his size and ability to play the old fashioned number 9 role to almost perfection.
However, in light of reports in the Mirror of a potential £40 million switch to Manchester United, the state of the English transfer market and its existing home-grown players have been called into question.
Firstly, former United centre-back Rio Ferdinand slammed the prices dished out to English players in an interview with the BBC, a player himself who once cost the Red Devils £29.1 million.
And ahead of the match, Sweden’s Ludwig Augustinsson echoed Ferdinand’s comments by labelling England overrated and called some of the transfer deals ‘sick’, quoted by the Daily Mail.
But a section of the Sweden support had their own mouthpiece on the matter during Sunday’s clash, a ‘Harry Who?’ banner which was quite fitting given the Spurs striker’s struggles to impose himself.
Nevertheless, before yet more jump on the England bashing bandwagon, it is worth remembering that Kane notched a remarkable 31 goals in all competitions last season – one more than Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
At just 21 years of age, the North London star has bags of time on his side to more than prove he is worthy of being linked with such heavy price tags.