Kane “not the same as 2018 World Cup” as Carragher suggests England change

England and Gareth Southgate have to accept the fact that Harry Kane is not the same goalscorer he was at the 2018 World Cup, according to Jamie Carragher.

The former Liverpool man believes a new thought process has to be taken towards Kane and his contributions for the Three Lions.

The Tottenham striker endured a rare off day in the 1-0 win over Croatia on Sunday.

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Southgate hauled him off with ten minutes remaining, but Carragher feels as if the move came too late with Kane struggling to influence proceedings.

The England skipper was prolific in Russia three years ago, picking up the Golden Boot en route to the semi-finals.

Harry Kane was taken off with 10 minutes left on Sunday

Three years on though and Carragher believes Kane has transformed and the attitude towards him too has to change.

“Kane barely featured in the victory and looked exhausted,” he wrote in his column for The Telegraph.

“Brave as it seems for an England manager to substitute his captain, it was the right and obvious call.

“This may become the new reality for Kane. England can get the most from him with a premeditated plan, demanding he give everything for 65-70 minutes before being replaced by fresh legs.

“The days of keeping him on the pitch so he can make the most of every minute in pursuit of the Golden Boot are over.

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“Whatever approach Gareth Southgate takes – and whatever happens for the rest of the tournament – we must adjust to the fact that this is not the same Kane who went to the 2018 World Cup in Russia and fulfilled his ambition to be the leading goalscorer. More importantly, the England captain must accept that, too.”

Kane has been prolific at club level, but was unable to carry that form into Sunday’s win at Wembley.

Alan Shearer though was keen to point out that, whilst Kane had an off day, England were by no means creating a host of opportunities for him to benefit from.

He said: “Only possibly Harry Kane, he looked a little bit slow, that ball that came across I was expecting him to put it away.

“But England with playing well did not create that many chances for him to get on the end of, but other than Harry Kane everyone looked really sharp.”

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