Monday 26 September 2016

Hodgson to recall Kane for last 16 tie

Matt Law

Published 22/06/2016 | 02:30

Roy Hodgson is planning to restore Harry Kane to England’s starting line-up as he desperately searches for the goals to ignite their Euro 2016 campaign. Photo: PA
Roy Hodgson is planning to restore Harry Kane to England’s starting line-up as he desperately searches for the goals to ignite their Euro 2016 campaign. Photo: PA

Roy Hodgson is planning to restore Harry Kane to England's starting line-up as he desperately searches for the goals to ignite their Euro 2016 campaign.

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England progressed to the last 16 as runners-up of Group B after failing to finish off Russia and Slovakia, despite dominating both games, and much of Hodgson's focus at the Chantilly training base ahead of next Monday's last-16 match in Nice will be on finishing.

Despite the fact he is yet to score and was dropped to the bench for the Slovakia game, Kane is still viewed by Hodgson as the best goal threat. One of Hodgson's biggest decisions will be how to best accommodate Kane. Daniel Sturridge and Jamie Vardy were both on target in the victory over Wales, but Sturridge was ineffectual when he started against Slovakia.

Asked what his best strike-force was, Hodgson said: "That could be a headache we have to do deal with, all of them have shown a lot of qualities in the games but none, as yet, have really shown they are able to score the goals we need."

Telegraph.co.uk

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