A selection of England fans were left frustrated with the performance of Harry Kane during last night’s 0-0 draw against Scotland at Euro 2020.
The Three Lions were overwhelming favourites to beat their neighbours at Wembley Stadium, but they struggled to dominate the proceedings.
They ended up with just one shot on target over 90 minutes. The Scots fared better with two shots – one of them required a crucial diving save from Jordan Pickford.
Kane was disappointing for the second straight group stage game. He struggled to make his mark with centre-back Grant Hanley winning most duels against him.
The England captain ended up with just 19 touches of the ball and seven successful passes. He failed to register a shot on target for a second game running.
His latest performance angered some supporters, and here are a few reactions on Twitter.
What the hell is going on with Harry Kane??
— Paul (@thetoonreview) June 18, 2021
If Spurs manage to finesse a club for anywhere near £120 million for Harry Kane they’ve played an absolute blinder btw.
— Jonathan Fadugba (@JFfutbol) June 18, 2021
— Andrew Powell (@AndrewNPowell) June 18, 2021
The only positive from that #ThreeLions display is #ENG can't finish bottom of the group. So poor. Dull. Turgid. I've had that all season with #nffc and Kane looks no better than Grabban at the moment (and that's saying something). I just hoped for a little more joy #EURO2020
— Kenneth Field (@kennethfield) June 18, 2021
Kane has to step up on Tuesday. He's the captain, the spokesperson and the leader. Lead by example and hope the likes of Foden, Mount and Grealish can follow. That draw wasn't awful, but improvement has to follow.
Come on England. #ThreeLions
— Freddie Lee (@Freddielee2004) June 18, 2021
Kane had an exceptional 2020/21 campaign for Tottenham Hotspur, registering a stunning tally of 33 goals and 17 assists from 49 games in all competitions.
He has looked a shadow of himself at the European Championships with just 17 successful passes with no scoring threat in the first two group games.
The Three Lions are assured of reaching the round of 16 stage, but will need to beat Czech Republic next week to finish top of the group standings.
Finishing as the runners-up won’t be bad either as they would avoid the prospect of facing Portugal, Germany or France in the last 16 of the tournament.
A second-place finish could see them face one of Spain, Poland or Sweden.
Kane looked fatigued during the back end of the Scotland game, and he could be given a breather with Dominic Calvert-Lewin leading the line against the Czechs.
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