Shearer criticises Kane after England win

Alan Shearer was critical of Harry Kane’s performance after England’s European Championship victory over Croatia.

England won 1-0 at Wembley, were Raheem Sterling’s second-half goal gave them the points.

Tottenham striker Kane was denied a goal by a last-ditch far-post challenge – a chance former England captain Shearer felt should have been taken.

And overall Kane was somewhat below par before being substituted late in the game.

Speaking as a pundit on BBC One, Shearer was asked if there were any disappointing elements to England’s performance.

He said: “Probably only Harry Kane I suppose. He looked a little bit slow for me.

“That ball that came across, I was expecting him to put it in the back of the net.

“But England with playing well still didn’t create that many chances for him to get on the end of.

“Other than Harry Kane I thought everyone looked really sharp.”

But Shearer’s fellow pundit Frank Lampard defended Kane and predicted goals for the Spurs man later in the tournament.

“I wouldn’t worry about Harry Kane. He’s our man,” said the former Chelsea boss.

“Save one (a goal) today. The team played well. There’s a really positive feeling about the group. Harry Kane will deliver when it comes.”