Premier League legend and popular English Pundit, Ian Wright hailed Harry Kane for his performance in the first round of games at the Euro 2016 tournament but put Alvaro Morata on the spot for his below par performance for Spain.
Ian Wright says the England’s No. 9 has cemented his shirt in the English national team and believes Kane will terrify the defences as he stays on in the tournament.
The Spurs forward got the nod from Roy Hodgson as he led the line for England in their opening Group B match with Russia. Hodgson was spoilt for choice as he had Jamie Vardy, Daniel Sturridge and Man United wonderkid Marcus Rashford but the Portugal friendly helped him make a decision.
Many pundits condemned the choice of Kane as the lone striker, asking that he be started with another, likely Vardy especially as England struggled to get a goal in their first game. Legendary Arsenal goalscorer Ian Wright who has scored nine times in 33 England games said he has seen enough of Harry Kane in the two seasons he has played to believe he will get the job done in France. The 52-year old said:
“After his first season, people were saying ‘let’s see what he’s like next season’ and asking if he was going to be a one-season wonder. When you look at him, he does not hesitate to shoot anywhere in and around the box.”
Wright backs Kane to still start when England take on Wales in a crucial match on Tuesday in the second round of games. The Welsh go into the match on a real high after marking their return to major tournament football with a win after a 58-year absence. They defeated Slovakia 2-1 to set up a real clash with The Three Lions with even both sides exchanging words ahead of the game.
Gareth Bale had opened the scoring in Bordeaux as he fired home a stunning free-kick but Slovakia drew level through Ondrej Duda. Robson-Kanu won the game for Wales sending the fans in wild jubilation.
On Morata, Wright demanded more from him in a team where many could easily find him, yet the player was taking the ball forward running into other people’s position. He said his performance left more to be desired.