Former Manchester United and England defender Gary Neville is convinced that Three Lions captain Harry Kane has been carrying an injury during his sides last few World Cup games.
England’s hope of reaching the final were dashed in the Luzhniki Stadium last night when Gareth Southgate’s men slipped to a 2-1 extra time defeat to Croatia.
Neville believes Kane has been suffering the effects of a knock since mid way through the Three Lions last 16 encounter against Colombia, which is something that former England boss Glenn Hoddle also highlighted on the eve of Wednesday night’s semi-final in Moscow.
“I’d be amazed if we didn’t learn in the next few days that Kane wasn’t carrying an injury since the Colombia game. I’d be amazed,” He told ITV.
“He wasn’t even moving around in the second half against Colombia. Against Sweden he was static. It’s not an excuse. He’s just not looked right.”
Even though Spurs striker Kane is supposedly carrying an injury, he remains the World Cup’s top scorer with six goals, and he will be hoping to get the chance to add to that tally when England face Belgium in the third place play off on Saturday afternoon.