The traditional English panic
The team is one of at-Favorites, but hasn’t quite lived up to this role yet. The match was initially 1-0 against Croatia, followed by 0-0 against Scotland. Within 90 minutes against the little neighbor in the constant rain Wembley The mood in England shifted dramatically.
The euphoria and optimism about the young team, especially in attack, gave way to the traditional English panic of failing again in a major tournament. “This is not the way football comes home”, mocked Scottish icon Graeme Souness, referring to the anthem of English fans everywhere.three blackAnd in it it is known: ‘Football comes home’.
Kane is still without a shot on goal
Harry Kane is at the center of public hysteria, because the mascot of England has been only a supporting actor so far. He didn’t even shoot on target in the European Championships and was substituted in both games – both times in the final stage, when professionals in his form are really needed. When he cleared the pitch against Scotland in the 74th minute, his fans whistled.
The Times“I did outrageous things after the match – I questioned Kane: “Do we need to talk about Harry?”, read the title. “He’s seldom where England needs him, plagued by weak assumptions, useless treatments, and lost tracks.”, wrote the paper and got Kane’s performance review with a count of 19 touch balls scored. Only four of them are in the opponent’s penalty area.
Ken’s new role
The sad numbers stand in stark contrast to the promises Kane just made. It’s better than that WM In Russia three years ago when England reached the semi-finals and Kane became the best player in the tournament. Who joined him last season Tottenham Hotspur Noticed, can only agree to this self-confidence assessment.
On a dysfunctional team, he was in the shape of his life, and he won”Golden Shoe“The most successful scorer in the Premier League. He was also the best prepared. In 49 games in all competitions, Kane has scored 50 goals. This is also because the 27-year-old has a club partner with whom he blindly cohabits: former Bundesliga professional Heung-Min Son. This is due to his new role.
Kane changed his playing style. He is no longer a classic scorer, but he often falls behind and prepares to close. This fits well in the club. However, Kane plays in the national team like someone who does not know where he is. Lacking the usual sharpness, he appears sluggish and cumbersome.
Back in the starting lineup
Wayne Rooney, England’s top scorer, advised Kane before at-start intimes– A column to reflect on his classic skills: “He has to be stubborn and stay in the penalty area. If he focuses on his role as number nine, he can become a top scorer again.”
Gareth Southgate has announced that Kane is back from the start in the last English group game on Tuesday 22 June 2021 against the Czech Republic. The coach tries to minimize the hustle and bustle of the only universally recognized player on the team. “Since I was England manager, I’ve had to answer questions like this about Harry in three or four stages. It’s an iterative cycle.”, says Southgate – but with the substitutions, he’s also documented that he’s unhappy with his captain’s performance.
English participation in the Round of 16 has already been confirmed. And by their victory over the Czech Republic, they will ensure the victory of the group and play the round of 16 at Wembley Stadium, against the second in the German group. After Kane scored five of his six goals in the preliminary round at the World Cup in Russia and became weaker and weaker in the knockout stage, fans can live with it if it were different in EM.
Wing: 06.06.2021, 10:22