Gary Neville has criticized Harry Kane’s selection for the England squad for the recent international fixtures.
The former Manchester United defender believed that Kane needed a break after four years of gruelling football for club and country.
The pundit was speaking after England’s 1-0 win over Switzerland and was quoted by the Sun:
“I am concerned about Harry Kane.
“Since 2015 he has played 175 matches and he’s struggling. Forget the physical side, he needs a mental break as well.
“I don’t think he should have been here for the two weeks. I think there is a welfare thing in terms of looking after players and he has not had enough of a break since 2015.”
Kane seemed tired during the latter stages of the World Cup, despite scoring six goals and winning the Golden Boot in Russia.
Neville claimed Kane was struggling during the game against Colombia and needed a “real break” soon.
The Tottenham striker has played a lot of football in recent years and will continue playing more since he is possibly the best striker in the world.
England and Tottenham cannot afford to drop him consistently as it greatly hampers the attack for both teams.
Resting him during the international break could have been an option but with the new Nations League in place, England have to ensure they do well in their group.
Spurs could do Kane a favour by not playing him in the cup games but given the way the striker is, he must play every game when fit.