Kane insists he is not tired after failing to reenact EPL’s form

Harry Kane

Harry Kane

Harry Kane insists he is “sharp” and “fresh” after receiving criticism over his lacklustre performances for England at Euro 2016.

The striker is yet to score at the finals and was left out of the England team for their final group match against Slovakia, a 0-0 draw that ensured Roy Hodgson’s team finished in second place in Group B.

That draw means England face Iceland in the round of 16 on Monday and Kane hit back at his critics, denying their accusations that he is exhausted after a gruelling Premier League season with Tottenham.

“I’m not tired, I’m 100 per cent fresh and I feel sharp, I feel ready,” Kane said. “If called upon I’ll be going out there and giving it 110 percent.

“It’s exciting. We’ve done what we’ve needed to do and got through the group stage. The focus is all on Iceland, we’re not looking too far ahead, we want to beat Iceland and progress to the quarter-finals and then we’ll see who we get and go from there.

“We fancy ourselves against anyone and we’re very confident in our ability. It’s definitely a tournament we can win. We are one of the best teams in the tournament. We’re confident and we don’t fear anyone.”

Kane conceded that England, who have scored just three goals in the tournament so far, need to be more clinical in front of goal in the knockout rounds of Euro 2016.

“We’re not scoring as many goals as we should have, we’ve had a lot of chances that we probably could have done better with,” Kane said. “You have to be patient and I think we’ve done that. We’ve been the better team in every game we’ve played.

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