England manager Gareth Southgate says he substituted Harry Kane against Scotland because of a lack of runs in behind.
Kane struggled to make an impact as England laboured to a goalless draw with a highly motivated Scotland side.
The Three Lions captain had just three shots and barely had a touch in the Scotland penalty area, leading to his departure in the 74th minute.
As seen below, after the game Southgate told ITV why Kane was removed for Marcus Rashford.
◾️Reaction to the 0-0 draw
◾️Why he subbed Harry Kane
◾️Finding the right combination in attack
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) June 18, 2021
“I just felt that we needed a few more runs in behind,” said Southgate.
“We felt Marcus would give us that energy and we’ve got to try and get the win at that point. We have to make these decisions based on what we see.”
Our view? Kane didn’t play well but taking him off when you need a goal is a questionable move.
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