Former England midfielder Jamie Redknapp has told Sky Sports that he believes Harry Kane still has a big role to play for England in the remainder of Euro 2016 despite his slow start to the tournament.
However, a frustrating display in the Group B opener against Russia was followed by a lacklustre showing in the first half against Wales before the 22-year-old was hauled off, and after substitutes Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge scored in that second match Kane was dropped for the final group game with Slovakia.
Had either Vardy or Sturridge found the net again in that match then Kane's chances of returning to the starting XI would have looked slim, but as it happened England were held to a goalless draw on Monday night.
That has opened the door for Kane to win back his place, and Redknapp is adamant that the striker still has time to leave his mark on the tournament.
Redknapp told Sky Sports: "The problem is, who is going to be your central striker?
"I think Harry Kane has got a big part still to play in this competition. It hasn't really worked out for him so far but he has only played two games. Previously he has done really well.
"He's been fantastic this season and was the leading scorer in the league."
Kane certainly has the quality to continue to play a leading role, having scored 32 goals in his 63 appearances for club and country since August.
However, he is yet to leave any kind of stamp whatsoever on the European Championship and there is only so far that domestic form can take a player on the international stage.
It remains to be seen whether Kane will be given the nod to return in England's last-16 knockout match next Monday, or whether Hodgson will choose again to go with Vardy or Sturridge.