Ferdinand suggests Harry Kane snub, Alternative options for England

Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford and Gareth Southgate of England against Scotland
Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford and Gareth Southgate of England against Scotland

England have had a mediocre tournament so far, and they have scored just once in the European Championships.

Former England international Rio Ferdinand believes that Harry Kane should be allowed to impress against the Czech Republic in the next game. Still, the Tottenham striker should be hooked at halftime if he fails to find the net.

Ferdinand said: “I would still play him. I’d demand more from him. There’s a conversation there to be had. You need more. He’s a top player—last season (he had) the most assists, the most goals in the Premier League. You don’t become a bad player overnight, but I want to see the Harry Kane I saw in the Premier League; I want to see it in Euros. I think there is a stern conversation, a working out conversation to get the best out of Harry Kane and if it isn’t working out after 45 minutes (against the Czech Republic), get someone else on there.”

Kane has had a poor tournament so far, and he has just had three shots in the last two matches.

Kane Alternatives at the front

It will be interesting to see if the 27-year-old can find his scoring form in the next game. Kane has been outstanding for Tottenham this past season, and he managed to score 23 goals and picked up 13 assists in the Premier League.

Kane is undoubtedly the best player in the England side when he’s on form, and it will be quite difficult for Gareth Southgate to drop him.

Hypothetically, if the Tottenham striker is dropped from the England side, the Three Lions have other options at their disposal.

The likes of Dominic Calvert-Lewin or Marcus Rashford could lead the line for England in the upcoming matches. Alternatively, Manchester City attacker Phil Foden can operate as the false nine.

England will be under pressure to secure a win over the Czech Republic in their next group game. It will be interesting to see if Harry Kane can step up and deliver for Gareth Southgate and his country.