What was the worst part about England’s Euro 2016 campaign?
The shocking hooliganism?
Joe Hart’s two howlers against Wales and Iceland?
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Or Harry Kane’s set-pieces?
Well, we’ve just discovered a video that suggests it’s the latter.
Kane's awful set-pieces
One England fan has compiled all of Kane’s terrible corners and free-kicks during the tournament - and it’s pretty depressing. Roy Hodgson’s decision to pick the Tottenham striker to take all set-pieces was widely criticised and you can see why, given his terrible delivery.
His first awful corner came just seven minutes into the opening fixture with Russia, which was disgustingly overhit. Just moments later, Kane hit an almost identical corner from the same side that sailed over everyone in the box once again.
Next up, was one of his free-kicks. With time running out against the Russians, and the Three Lions leading 1-0, Kane smashed a 30-yard effort high over the bar.
Onto the next match against Wales and it took just 22 minutes for the striker to produce a simply awful free-kick which was closer to row Z than the goal.
We were all spared from Kane’s dead balls when he was dropped for England’s final group fixture against Slovakia but he more than made up for it against Iceland.
With England trailing 2-1 against the minnows, Kane was given a great chance to whip in a free-kick just minutes into the second-half but his cross failed to beat the first man.
With 25 minutes remaining, Kane decided he would have a shot from 35-yards from a dead ball situation which he screwed horribly wide. But Kane had one more terrible free-kick to serve England fans before they were sent home. With three minutes left, he was given a great chance to put the ball in the mixer but he had saved his worst delivery until last which sailed beyond everyone and out for a goal-kick.
If you really want to put yourself through it again, watch the painful compilation below:
Believe it or not, Kane finished as the Premier League’s top goalscorer with 25 last season as his Spurs side came close to winning the title.
But he looked a shadow of the player we saw for the majority of the campaign during Euro 2016 and failed to replicate his Tottenham form on the international stage.
Many have pointed to Kane’s fatigue with the match against Iceland being his 120th appearance for club and country since August 2014 and his 64th game of the season. He spent last summer playing for England’s Under-21 side whilst participating in Spurs’ Europa League campaign, travelling to places like Azerbaijan.
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