London (AFP) -Luke Shaw claims that England captain Harry Kane remains “the best striker in the world” despite a disastrous start at Euro 2020.
Kane created a lethargic display and was replaced twice after failing to score in a Group D match in England.
He finished a 0-0 draw with his old rival Scotland at Wembley on Friday, and after 15 minutes from full-time, he looked for abandoned figure on the bench.
The sudden drop in form of Tottenham striker happens after he finishes as the top scorer in the Premier League this season.
He won the Golden Boot at the 2018 World Cup and is the transfer destination for Premier League champion Manchester City.
However, he was an isolated figure as England’s creative midfielder failed to give him a stable supply of opportunities in a goalless stalemate against Scotland.
Asked if he was worried about Kane’s performance, England’s left-back show replied:
“He’s a very important part of the team and, in fact, the most important part. He plays a big role and is an important player for us, whether he was in the best condition or not. think.
“Whether his performance meets people’s expectations, we need him, but this happens in tournament football.
“You can score goals at any time. He is a very important player not only on the pitch but also off the pitch. He has all our support and I am not worried at all.”
– “He is always swimming” –
England’s overwhelming display against Scotland leaves them four points, and a draw against the Czech Republic in the final group game on Tuesday takes them to the last 16.
But England’s boss Gareth Southgate has a lot to do in order for his side to win the tournament.
England, who defeated Croatia 1-0 in the opening round, scored three shots in the tournament.
They made their first international start, finding it difficult for 20-year-old Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour to play against the outstanding performer of the Scottish fighting team.
Gilmore was named the best player because Scotland scored the first points of the tournament.
England midfielder Mason Mount knows Gilmour best because he is a Chelsea teammate.
However, Gilmour put that friendship on one side when he pulled the mount out of the ball in a midfield clash that set the stage for his dynamic performance.
“He didn’t surprise me, I know what he looks like as a player,” Mount said.
“We had a good fight, and every time he played, he seems to get a guy in the match. He has played several times in Chelsea.
“He is sometimes absorbed in the depths and always swims.
“I’ve always watched his growth. He’s getting better and better. It’s good for him personally, for the club, and at the international level.”
– Soccer Sports
Struggling Kane Still The World’s Best Striker Says Show
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