Despite failing to contribute a goal or assist in England’s Euro 2020 Group D starting matches, the Manchester United full-back insists Harry Kane is still the best striker in the world.
Ahead of theirupcoming Euro 2020 match against the Czech Republic
told reporters: “There is no concern at all. For me, Harry is the best striker in the world. He is a very important part of this team. In fact, almost the most important part of the team. Whether he has not been at his best or not, he is a crucial player for us.
“If his performances aren't as people expected, this happens in tournament football and you can score a goal at any moment. He is such a crucial player on and off the pitch. He has all our backing and I'm not worried at all."
Facing widespread criticism for his latest performance at the international level, the 27-year-old striker led the line duringEngland's 1-0 victory against Croatia
in their opening Group D fixture as well astheir goalless draw against Scotland
at Wembley on Friday.
Although many pundits have tipped
to start in front of the goal instead of
has promised to stick with his skipper.
"You can assume that [Kane will start], yes, absolutely," said
the England boss
"He is fundamental not only to the goals he scores but the build-up play and everything else he brings."
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