Glenn Hoddle analyses Harry Kane's Euro 2016, claims his Tottenham role is to blame

England's Harry Kane

Glenn Hoddle suggests England striker Harry Kane is simply too tired.

England's Harry KaneEngland's Harry Kane

Former England and Tottenham manager Glenn Hoddle has told the Daily Mail that he thinks Harry Kane is too tired to make an impact at Euro 2016.

Tottenham hero Kane, 22, cemented himself as the top English striker around this past season, as after hitting 31 goals in the 2014/15 season, he followed that up with 28 goals last term.

England's Harry Kane shoots

As a result, Kane went into Euro 2016 as England's first choice striker, and many had pinned their hopes on the Tottenham star firing the Three Lions to glory in France.

However, Kane endured a dismal display against Russia in the opening game, and was disappointing against Wales as well before being hauled off at half-time for Jamie Vardy - who went on to score the equaliser for England as they won 2-1 in Lens.

England's Harry Kane

Kane's place in the England side against Slovakia on Monday is now under serious threat, with Thursday's goalscorers Vardy and Daniel Sturridge pushing for a start.

Few would have predicted Kane's awful start to Euro 2016, but former England and Tottenham boss Glenn Hoddle believes it's down to one thing; fatigue.

Kane has now played 101 games for Tottenham in the last two seasons, and when you add in pre-season tournaments, the Under-21 European Championships last summer and now Euro 2016, there has barely been any rest for Kane since 2014.

England's Harry Kane looks dejected

Hoddle has told the Daily Mail that Kane simply looks too tired right now, and believes his role at Tottenham is to blame, as with no recognised competition behind him, he's being run into the ground at White Hart Lane.

Hoddle believes Kane can bounce back as a substitute for England though, suggesting that late goals have been so key to Euro 2016 that Kane could yet have a big say for Roy Hodgson's side.

"Harry Kane looks tired," said Hoddle. "You could see it in the warm-up games, He has played 133 matches since July 2014. What with his club tour to Australia and last summer’s Under-21 tournament, he has been stretched like no one else. Unlike Jamie Vardy, he has had European football this season."

"And he is never taken off for Tottenham. They are a striker short in many ways. He is almost always playing 90 minutes. And he’s at a club where they press hard from the front. That will take its toll after a while. He will have to accept that he’s now back on the bench. You only get a game or two to prove yourself in a tournament. But he can look at the example of Sturridge and Vardy to realise how quickly it can all change. Late goals and substitutes have been a big part of this tournament," he added.

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