Harry Kane offers perfect response to Carraghers comments with England brace

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Jamie Carragher is usually spot on with his analysis after effortlessly transitioning from a no-nonsense centre-back to a renowned pundit.

But his comments on England talisman Harry Kane backfired spectacularly after the striker's double in the 4-0 win over Ukraine on Saturday evening.

Carragher this week took aim at the Tottenham forward, urging the attacker to 'do more himself' after talk that he wasn't getting enough support from his England team-mates in front of goal.

The Liverpool legend told Sky: "I am not one for going to town on Kane. But at the moment the rhetoric around him from a lot of people is that the other players are not creating chances and not getting him into the game enough.

"He has got to do more himself. That is my problem with it. The onus is always on the other players. Kane needs to do more himself. If Kane is given chances he will score. But he has not created enough for himself.

"His pressing, I thought it was too easy for Mats Hummels on the ball. Also, getting involved in the game, getting on the ball, getting touches.

"I know you can argue he is not getting service but I have seen Kane in games before where maybe Spurs are away and he is not getting a lot of the ball but he is still a huge threat when holding the ball up, using his body.

"Can England get more out of him? Yes. But what more can Kane do because it is not a one-off game now, it is a bit of a pattern."

So, what does Kane do just days after Carragher's comments? Nets a brace to send his country into the Euro 2020 semi-final.

The 27-year-old has now scored three in his last two games and could potentially be closing in on the Golden Boot for the competition.

To win the accolade, Kane will need to find the net a few more times – first against Denmark, then potentially against Italy or Spain in the final at Wembley.

Speaking last night, the England captain told the BBC: "We were favourites, there was a lot of pressure and a lot of expectations.

"The performance was top-draw. Another clean sheet, four goals, it was a perfect night for us. We’ve got a big semi-final coming up. We’re on the right path. It’s where we wanted to be.

"We set out a vision before the World Cup of what we want to achieve. We are knocking it off step by step. The World Cup was great but we fell short, we had a good run in the Nations League. We’re in another semi-final.

“Now it’s about getting over the line, the next step that we have got to do on Wednesday."

  • Harry Kane
  • England Football Team
  • Jamie Carragher
  • Euro 2020
  • Tottenham Hotspur FC
  • BBC
  • Gareth Southgate
  • World Cup
  • Deals
  • Spain

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