England captain Harry Kane admits his performances ‘have NOT been there in the last few weeks’ but backs himself to turn form around after drawing another blank against Hungary
- Harry Kane endured a difficult night for England against Hungary on Tuesday
- The Tottenham striker had a few openings but was unable to convert at Wembley
- He was substituted late on – but insisted he was still ‘confident in his ability’
- REPORT: England drop points in World Cup qualifying after draw to Hungary
England captain Harry Kane admits his level of play has not been at the level expected in the past few weeks but vowed to turn it around.
Gareth Southgate’s number nine struggled in the draw against Hungary on Tuesday night and was even substituted late on in the 76th minute for Tammy Abraham.
He is also yet to score in six Premier League appearances for Tottenham and after being heavily linked with Manchester City in the summer, Kane admits he is underperforming but says he remains ‘confident in his ability.’
England captain Harry Kane admits his level of play has not been at the level expected
Kane struggled on Tuesday night and was substituted by his manager in the 76th minute
‘It’s natural that people think like that, people are entitled to their opinion,’ Kane told ITV in response to criticism of the start to his season.
‘At the end of the day I’m my own biggest critic and put pressure on me to perform. Everyone who knows me knows I’m confident whenever I’m play.
‘I’m as clear as anything, a lot of noise around me, when you’re a high level sportsman you could expect that.
‘Performances for club and country maybe haven’t been there last few weeks but I’m confident in my ability – sometimes that’s just the way it goes.’
Ex-Arsenal striker Ian Wright told ITV after Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier that the 28-year-old does not look sharp.
Kane drew another blank against Hungary and is yet to score in the Premier League this season
‘At the moment he’s not playing well. He doesn’t look sharp,’ Wright said.
‘He’s an elite striker and when he’s playing like this you are going to answer questions.
‘But he doesn’t seem sharp – these instances where he should be staying onside, to get the opportunity, but he’s going deep and at the moment he doesn’t seem at the right place.’
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