Roy Hodgson has finally explained that strange decision in having Harry Kane take corners at Euro 2016
Crystal Palace manager Hodgson was of course manager of the national side for the European Championships in France last year, and he was reviled for that decision amongst others during the tournament and subsequently resigned after England made an embarrassing exit to Iceland.
But as Harry Kane and his Spurs team mates prepare to face Hodgson’s Crystal Palace at Wembley tomorrow, the former England coach said: “Harry wasn’t scoring goals, he had only one all season at the time. So you want the best deliverer of the ball taking corners because we thought we had a few other players who were good at attacking the ball in the area.
Hodgson added: “Had we had someone else on corners and Harry in the middle, it wouldn’t have made one ha’p’orth of difference to our results.
“There wasn’t a lot of criticism at the time, we weren’t playing too badly. We thought he might be the trump card before the Championships – and he has certainly done it since – but there has to be something to talk about hasn’t there.”
It was Hodgson who first capped Kane and set him on his way to goalscoring glory but it was a bizzare decision and Hodgson’s reasoning backs that up.
Have something to tell us about this article?