Steve McClaren reflects on Kane, Walker performance

Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane wins the 2015/16 Barclays Golden Boot Award, scoring 25 goals.

The former Newcastle manager says Harry Kane needs help, but criticised his Tottenham Hotspur colleague.

England's Harry Kane

Former Newcastle United boss Steve McClaren has told Sky Sports he feels sorry for England striker Harry Kane due to a lack of service coming his way, while noting that his Tottenham Hotspur team-mate Kyle Walker needs to improve his end product.

The 22-year-old striker, who won the Golden Boot in the Premier League last season following a 25-goal campaign with Tottenham, drew another blank for the Three Lions in Thursday afternoon's 2-1 win over Wales.

England's Harry Kane looks dejected

Kane also failed to impress in England's Euro 2016 opener against Russia, but strikers of his ilk can only eat what they're being fed and McClaren feels that the young marksman has been starved of adequate service in France thus far.

One reason for that is a lack of quality delivery into the penalty box, something which the ex-Magpies boss feels that his club team-mate Walker could work on when the talented right-back gets into crossing positions.

England's Kyle Walker in action

"Kane's game relies on getting service and good quality into him but he didn't get that in the first half," he told Sky Sports.

"I felt sorry for him as he was very isolated. He'll have better days in an England shirt."

On Walker's performance, McClaren added: "He got forward very well, especially in the second half. He needs to improve his end product though."

Spurs have five representatives in the England squad - along with Danny Rose and Dele Alli - but it has been defensive midfielder Eric Dier who has looked the most impressive of the Lilywhites in the competition so far.

Newcastle manager Steve McClaren

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