By Dominic Toner
England and Tottenham forward Harry Kane was again reminded of his disappointing Euro 2016 when he was named in Marca’s worst team of the tournament.
— MARCA (@marca) July 11, 2016
The Spanish publication comprised their team of stars who flopped and Kane was joined by England team-mates Joe Hart and Raheem Sterling following the side’s humiliating exit.
The Premier League golden boot winner was expected to continue his goal-drenched form of last season when he topped the Premier League goal charts with 25 strikes.
But Kane, 22, failed to drive his nation on and didn’t score in a tournament that was wretched both on a personal and collective level.
He breakthrough at Tottenham came in the 2014-15 season where he scored 22 goals and was named PFA Young Player of the Year.
The forward was then named in Gareth Southgate’s Under-21 squad last summer for the European Under-21 Championship, and played every minute of the campaign as England exited at the group stages.
Following last year’s heroics with Tottenham it came as no surprise that fans were quick to criticise his constant game time, claiming the player had been burnt out and needed to rest.
Since July 2014 he has made a huge 134 appearances for both club and country, so could be excused for starting to slow down.
Obviously the striker can’t be blamed for England’s failing at the tournament as a whole, but Tottenham will be anxious to see which Kane returns to the club next season.
On Tuesday Tottenham secured a deal to bring Vincent Janssen to White Hart Lane, which should provide a good option for Mauricio Pochettino to use with Kane.
England players were the most represented in Marca’s Euro flop team, but there were some notable additions also included.
Marca Worst XI at Euro 2016:
Joe Hart (England), Juanfran(Spain), David Alaba(Austria), Sergio Ramos(Spain), Raheem Sterling(England), Paul Pogba(France), Arda Turan(Turkey), Thomas Muller (Germany), Zlatan Ibrahimovic(Sweden), Harry Kane(England), Robert Lewandowski (Poland).
In other Tottenham news, Premier League rivals have entered the race for midfielder target.