‘We didn’t create enough’ – Man City star defends Kane amidst criticism

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Phil Foden has leapt to the defence of under-fire England skipper Harry Kane, with the midfielder insisting that the team did not create enough chances for the striker.

Kane has not looked at his sharpest in England’s first two games of the campaign, with the striker being substituted in both matches.

While the Tottenham star was hardly the only England player to put in a sub-par display in the 0-0 draw against Scotland, he was the main focus of the post-match scrutiny, with many suggesting that he looks short of fitness.

The 27-year-old has insisted that he remains fully fit and he has received Gareth Southgate’s backing, with the England boss revealing that Kane will start against the Czech Republic on Tuesday.

Foden has now come to Kane’s defence, insisting that is unfair to single out the striker for criticism after Friday’s performance.

The Manchester City star insisted that the Spurs man’s behaviour off the pitch has been exemplary.

Foden told talkSPORT: “I see him 100 per cent focussed every day in training, wanting to get better.

“He’s always the first in the gym so he’s a great example to every other player.

When asked about Kane’s lack of goals, the 21-year-old said: “It’s always difficult to break a team down that plays five at the back but the talent that we have on the pitch we should find a way to break it down and we didn’t it was just one of those games.

“We can’t dwell on it too much, we just need to focus on the next game. I just believe we didn’t find the solutions to attack right, for whatever reason that was. We didn’t create enough.

“I’ve seen a few comments blaming Harry and things but we didn’t create enough for him to even have a chance. It’s something to work on and hopefully, we can keep getting better.”

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