Gary Neville revealed that he feels that Harry Kane has been hampered by the lack of energy levels from England at Euro 2020 thus far. He said that only when the energy levels improve can Kane’s performances do the same. The England striker has failed to register a shot in the tournament so far. He was substituted against both Croatia and Scotland. Kane maintained that lack of fitness or his transfer saga has nothing to do with his form.
“I said last week I felt he was undroppable and I still maintain that,” Gary Neville said talking about Harry Kane. “I think that if Harry Kane had someone behind him who was even close to him that could go into the team, then you’d say maybe you could look at a change. But you wouldn’t change Kane quickly, or easily for that matter.”
“I think he’ll break all England’s records. You don’t just drop your captain and your main goal scorer after two matches. But I think the energy, urgency, and intensity in England’s performance have got to improve for Kane to do well in this tournament.” he added. “In the first game, we felt that was a controlled performance and everyone was really happy with that. But against Scotland, it was a massive drop-off. I don’t care who you are – as a center-forward, you would have struggled in that game.”
England is guaranteed a place in the knockout stages after earning four points from their opening two games. They would need to beat the Czech Republic to ensure they top their group. Neville said that Southgate will make a number of changes in defense once again. Luke Shaw and Reece James played against Scotland while Kieran Trippier and Kyle Walker played against Croatia.