CHRIS SUTTON: Harry Kane LOVES proving people wrong… and after a slow start to Euro 2020 he could now make late charge for the golden boot
- Harry Kane failed to score after three group games for England at Euro 2020
- The striker struggled to get involved in series of quiet Wembley displays
- But he now has three goals to his name as he makes late charge for golden boot
- All those who have scored more than him have now exited the championship
- Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here
What a rarity — a radio phone-in full of positivity rather than negativity! That’s what we got on Saturday night. Well, until one caller suggested Gareth Southgate should go if England cannot beat Denmark on Wednesday.
That negative outlook does no good. It didn’t do any good when Harry Kane was struggling to score, either.
England’s No 9 not getting any goals in the group games prompted silly calls to drop him. That was never going to happen. Southgate was smart enough to know his striker would come good.
Harry Kane is back on top form for England following three goals in his last two games
England boss Gareth Southgate stuck with the striker despite his slow start to Euro 2020
Now Kane is on three goals and it is not unrealistic for him to be targeting the Golden Boot with most of his competition out.
Cristiano Ronaldo is gone, as are Patrik Schick, Romelu Lukaku, Karim Benzema and Emil Forsberg. With a possible two games to go, another three goals should confirm Kane as the tournament’s top scorer. And that ambition could carry Southgate’s side to glory.
This 27-year-old loves to prove people wrong. He was written off as a one-season wonder in a Spurs shirt.
He was written off after a few goalless group games for England. Now the World Cup Golden Boot winner could make a late charge for the Euros award.
Kane will now target the Golden Boot, with Cristiano Ronaldo the leading scorer with five
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