Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer has written in The Sun that he feels sorry for Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane.
Kane is one of the best strikers in the Premier League, but the youngster has been struggling for England at the ongoing Euro 2016 finals in France.
In two appearances for the Three Lions at the European Championship, the 22-year-old has created three chances, has a pass accuracy of 74% and a shot accuracy of 25%, and has won five headers and three dribbles.
Shearer has stated that he feels sorry for the Tottenham youngster, but he believes that the striker should be dropped for England’s final group game.
“Kane was not able to produce in the first two games and there was simply no time left when he was subbed at the break yesterday,” the former Newcastle striker wrote in The Sun regarding Kane’s performance for England against Wales on Thursday.
“But I do feel slightly sorry for him as he was up there on his own for both games, whereas when Daniel Sturridge came on he had Jamie Vardy with him.
“Then Marcus Rashford came on late on as well to give the Welsh defence even more to think about.
“Kane has not had that same support. But his chance might be gone as in the next game Roy Hodgson now has to start with Vardy and Sturridge up front.”
Kane is a very good striker and one of the most promising young players in Europe, but perhaps he does need to start England’s next game on the substitutes’ bench.
The Tottenham striker has misfired at the European Championship so far, while his England international teammates Daniel Sturridge and Jamie Vardy appear to be on song.
Two bad games do not mean that Kane has been ‘found out’ or that he is not good at this level. The Tottenham youngster is probably going through a bad spell or maybe he is tired.