Jamie Redknapp says Tottenham's Harry Kane summed up England's failure

England's Harry Kane

Jamie Redknapp says Tottenham's Harry Kane summed up England's failure.

England's Harry KaneEngland's Harry Kane

Jamie Redknapp has told The Mail that his lasting memory of England's Euro 2016 woe will be Harry Kane being made to take set pieces.

The tournament ended last night with Portugal beating France after extra time, bringing a curtain down on an underwhelming tournament.

Portugal's Eder scores their first goalPortugal's Eder scores the winner

England's exit at the hands of Iceland seems like a long time ago already, any many would like to vanquish it from their memory already.

Redknapp said: "It goes without saying that England were the biggest underachievers. Losing to Iceland is one of the worst defeats this country has suffered in any sport.

"We have good players but somehow England make them look poor. But what really summed up England’s failure was Harry Kane, the Premier League’s golden boot winner, being made to take the corners." 

England's Harry Kane takes a freekickEngland's Harry Kane takes a freekick

Kane did not score in his five appearances at the tournament, and did not look close to replicating his club form.

Certainly the tasks Roy Hodgson was asking him to do did not help, with Kane on corner kicks and free kicks, right down to the final game, the defeat to Iceland.

The England boss resigned in wake of the country's exit, and while Kane's reputation took a hit, he is still likely to be among the first players named in the squad by the new manager whoever it may be, and can then get back to basics.

England's Harry Kane looks dejectedEngland's Harry Kane looks dejected

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