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Jamie Carragher says Harry Kane 'has got to do more' for England at Euro 2020 and cannot blame team-mates

HARRY KANE has to do more for England at Euro 2020.

That is the view of Sky pundit and former Three Lions defender Jamie Carragher.


Kane has looked off the pace in the tournament so far.

He has scored just one goal from four games – albeit the one that sealed England's famous 2-0 win against Germany.

Many have been linking his lackluster showings with his new role for Tottenham last season.

The hitman often played deeper and found himself providing more assists than usual – the most of anyone in the Premier League.

But ex-Liverpool centre-back Carragher has no time for such talk and wants to see the forward taking responsibility for his own performances rather than the onus being on his England team-mates to accommodate him.

Carragher 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.

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"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."

Kane is as good as 'un-droppable' in Gareth Southgate's eyes and Carragher just hopes his goal against Germany will spark him into life.

He added: "What I hope, listening to Alan Shearer, Jurgen Klinsmann and Gary Lineker after the game, three great strikers, they know what it feels like to get off the mark in a big tournament.

"And I just hope it can re-energise him because he has just looked tired and fatigued at the end of a long season.

"I get that. But I just hope we see a re-energised Kane because I think the situation England are in now, they have a great chance of winning this.

"But I still feel they need Kane closer to his best than he has been in the last three or four games for that to happen.

"I would like him more involved because if Kane is anywhere near his best then I think England will win this tournament."

Kane this week vowed to give it everything in England's quarter-final against Ukraine for the Three Lions fan who died when celebrating his goal against Germany.

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