Jamie Carragher demands Harry Kane is hauled off by England against Germany in the second half… before the Three Lions captain FINALLY comes to life in Euro 2020 with the second goal for Gareth Southgate’s men at Wembley
Jamie Carragher was far from happy with‘s efforts in England’s last-16 clash against – demanding he should be subbed off – before the Spurs striker responded to his critics by getting on the scoresheet to guide the team to the quarter finals.
Kane had been widely criticised for below-par displays at Euro 2020, with many fans and pundits calling for the Spurs striker to be dropped, but his boss Southgate kept faith with him for the pivotal clash at Wembley.
Kane missed a huge chance towards the end of the first half and barely touched the ball otherwise, and Carragher was left furious – saying the England captain simply wasn’t getting himself involved in the game enough.
Jamie Carragher hit out at Harry Kane’s first half performance against Germany at Euro 2020
Kane fluffed a golden chance to put the Three Lions ahead as his poor touch let him down
‘FFS! Stop talking about getting Kane into the game!!’ Thelegend Tweeted. ‘He’s got to get himself into the game. Gareth needs to change him.’
Kane had around nine touches in a quiet first half, but failed to pounce on a huge opportunity to open the scoring at the end of the first 45 minutes.
He collected the ball inside the six yard box, but lost possession as he looked to switch it onto his right foot and Manuel Neuer was able to scoop it away from danger.
Kane has been criticised at Euro 2020 for failing to live up to his Premier League standards
But the striker had the last laugh as he powered in a second to guide the team to the quarters
With Dominic Calvert-Lewin not selected in the squad, there was not a clear candidate to replace Kane if he was underperforming on Tuesday evening, although there were cries for Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford to step in.
While Kane was largely quiet for most of the second period, he did have a hand in England’s opening goal against the Germans – laying it off for Jack Grealish outside the area, who played in Luke Shaw to whip it across for Raheem Sterling to slot home.
And with England closing in on a famous win, he stepped up to power in a second goal to make sure of a place in the quarters after a great cross by Jack Grealish.
Previously Raheem Sterling had scored all of England’s goals at Euro 2020, with Kane coming under pressure after missing a huge chance to score in the 1-0 win over Czech Republic in the group stage.
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