Indeed, Hoddle was full of praise for the 21-year-old's decision to link up with the Young Lions.
But more was needed in the way of support for the Spurs striker, he argues, namely Arsenal's Wilshere and Everton's Ross Barkley.
Hoddle said on Kicca: "I think in Harry Kane going, he’s a top senior player he’s had a great season this year, by him saying he wanted to go, which I respect and thought was fantastic, but I’ve got to say he needs other players around him if we’re ever going to get him playing his best and be the difference in the tournament.
"So you need the Wilsheres and a Barkley playing with him and him creating for them and them creating for him. So no disrespect to the players that played, it wasn’t our strongest team."
Would it really have made a difference?
Hoddle's theory is sound: the Tottenham striker needs the best to get the best out of him. Even at White Hart Lane, when Christian Eriksen or Nacer Chadli go missing, Kane's job becomes twice as hard.
Whether it mattered exactly who came to the Czech Republic with the England Under-21s is another matter, however. Wilshere has only just recently scored his first two goals for the England senior side. He isn't a world-class, finished article.
In all likelihood, had the Arsenal playmaker, Everton's Barkley or Liverpool's Raheem Sterling joined up with Gareth Southgate's men, the outcome would have ultimately been the same. After all, it always is with England.