Jermaine Jenas claims Harry Kane didn't look himself in worst display of the season

England's Harry Kane

Jermaine Jenas claims Harry Kane was 'poor' for England against Russia.

England's Harry KaneEngland's Harry Kane

Former England and Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas has told Yahoo! Sport that he felt Harry Kane's display against Russia was his worst of the season.

England's Euro 2016 campaign started with a 1-1 draw against Russia in Marseille, as Eric Dier's superb free kick was cancelled out by an injury-time equaliser from Vasili Berezutski.

It was a disappointing start for England, and one player who certainly flattered to deceive for the Three Lions was highly-rated striker Harry Kane.

The 22-year-old went into the game having hit 59 goals in his last two seasons for Tottenham, whilst he's also notched five goals in 13 caps for England.

Kane went into the game as a hot tip for top goalscorer, but he endured a frustrating night at the Stade Velodrome, as he mustered no shots on target, and could only touch the ball 34 times - the fewest of any player in the England starting line-up.

Aston Villa's Jermaine Jenas during the press conference

Many have criticised Kane for his performance - especially given that he took corners throughout the game with no success - and now former England and Spurs midfielder Jermaine Jenas has offered his opinion.

Speaking to Yahoo! Sport, Jenas suggested that Kane doesn't look himself right now, and after a sluggish display, thinks that the striker endured his worst performance of the season - and was lucky to stay on the pitch for the full 90 minutes in Marseille.

"Make no bones about it, Kane was poor," said Jenas. "In fact it's as bad as I've seen him play all season. And if he's not playing well, England are not going to score goals. I'm actually surprised he stayed on the pitch for the full 90 minutes."

"Alli being closer to Kane would have helped him, but even then the striker looked sluggish. The problem Harry has now is that this isn't the England of old, where the likes of Alan Shearer or Michael Owen or Rooney were guaranteed their place up front because there was no obvious replacement on the bench."

"It may have been Kane's first appearance in a major tournament, which comes with a certain amount of pressure, but Harry is a major player now and he's shown this season that he can deal with the pressure, whether for club or country. Just like all top players have to. He just simply didn't look himself," he added.

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