Liverpool hero Jamie Carragher says Tottenham striker Harry Kane isn’t the same force for England at the Euros as he was in the 2018 World Cup, informs the Triballfootball.
Kane endured a rare off day in the 1-0 win over Croatia on Sunday.
England coach Gareth Southgate hauled him off with ten minutes remaining, but Carragher feels as if the move came too late with Kane struggling to influence proceedings.
“Kane barely featured in the victory and looked exhausted,” he wrote in his column for The Telegraph.
“Brave as it seems for an England manager to substitute his captain, it was the right and obvious call.
“This may become the new reality for Kane. England can get the most from him with a premeditated plan, demanding he give everything for 65-70 minutes before being replaced by fresh legs.
“The days of keeping him on the pitch so he can make the most of every minute in pursuit of the Golden Boot are over.
“Whatever approach Gareth Southgate takes – and whatever happens for the rest of the tournament – we must adjust to the fact that this is not the same Kane who went to the 2018 World Cup in Russia and fulfilled his ambition to be the leading goalscorer. More importantly, the England captain must accept that, too.”