There was no need for a search party in the end, but England’s personnel must have been tempted to dispatch one when Harry Kane’s number was held up at Wembley Stadium.
For 76 minutes, the Tottenham striker embodied the word “lost.” He just had 21 touches of the ball and was unable to score against Hungary’s three-man defense. So, after seeing enough, Gareth Southgate decided it was time to hook the skipper.
This could be construed as a cautionary statement. When it comes down to it, Kane isn’t unstoppable. There isn’t any striker. If you aren’t scoring goals and someone else is, he has earned the right to take your place.
The Premier League is where you can silence your critics. It is in this arena that the top players are judged. If Kane is to be England’s clear first choice under Southgate, he must snap out of his funk. The back-ups aren’t pounding on the door right now.
Tammy Abraham is scoring for Roma on a regular basis. This season, Ollie Watkins has only scored one goal. Dominic Calvert-Lewin is currently on the mend following an injury. Marcus Rashford is on the verge of making his first debut of the season.
Source: Daily Mail