What Merson Has Said About Kane's World Cup Performance Is Baffling

Annette Crawford
June 20, 2018

Nevertheless, they couldn't hold on to their nerves as Kane broke their defense to gift England their second and match-winning goal in the first minute of extra-time.

Paul Merson's clueless analysis has reared it's ugly head.

Kane headed a 91st-minute victor to follow his opening goal as Gareth Southgate's side edged to a 2-1 Group G success in Volgograd.

"I'd play him ahead of Raheem Sterling as well, I would, I know Sterling's off the back of a good season".

I want to be up there with the best in the world and the only way to do that is to perform on the big stage and in the big moments.

People talk about Harry Kane not getting two penalties for being wrestled to the ground.

England captain Harry Kane wants to challenge Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentina's Lionel Messi and become "the best in the world".

The World Cup is upon us once again after four years, which typically means lots of drinking and shouting at the television. The Leicester forward is a proven impact sub, but he has appeared incompatible with Kane and, like Welbeck, it is hard to envisage Vardy starting in Russian Federation. It's a great start for England, but the evening didn't pass quite as smoothly as it could have for Gareth Southgate's men.

A huge average audience of 13.7 million viewers tuned in last night, as England beat Tunisia in their opening game. I would rather come here, attack it and score goals. England would possibly benefit from starting a natural striker alongside Kane - someone such as Rashford or Vardy - instead of sticking with three players who like to take-up the same positions.

Going into the Panama game, England aren't chasing the points.

Sterling is crucial to the way this England team stretches the pitch.

With Alli, Sterling and Lingard playing in advanced roles behind Kane, the responsibility lies with them to step up to the plate.

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