Tottenham Hotspur’s World Cup stars have had a mixed few days at the tournament in Qatar, writes the TBR.
South Korea’s Son Heung-min helped his side reach the knockout stages at the expense of Rodrigo Bentancur’s Uruguay.
Speaking to BBC Sport, Didier Drogba was talking about forwards at the World Cup.
Despite Spurs having 11 players at the tournament, only Richarlison has found the back of the net.
Plenty has been made of England captain Harry Kane not yet opening his account at this World Cup.
There have been question marks over his fitness, after picking up a knock against Iran.
A report from The Telegraph found that he’s hardly been sprinting at the tournament.
However, Drogba has said he’s a big fan of what Kane does in an England shirt, and it’s easy to see why.
Although he hasn’t scored yet, Kane already has three assists to his name.
Kane’s style isn’t to try to break the lines and run past defenders, and offers plenty to England as a deeper lying forward.
When Kane’s in range of the goal, he can unleash accurate, powerful shots that have been causing Premier League keepers’ problems for years.
The Chelsea legend highlighted what Kane offers England right now besides his goalscoring ability.
“Of course, when a striker is not scoring people quickly forget about these other parts of his game,” Drogba said.
“We are supposed to score goals, so when that doesn’t happen then people think there is a problem – like with, say, Harry Kane at the start of this World Cup.
“I disagree. We all know Kane is a proven goalscorer and a guy who will destroy goalkeepers if you put him in the box, but I love what he is doing for England.
“When I see him coming deep and being so involved in the game, holding the ball and releasing it, I love it. He is really smart, and he does so much good work for the team.”