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Dimitar Berbatov: Harry Kane can tell his critics to f*** off!


England captain Harry Kane has hit form at Euro 2020 at the right time (Picture: Getty)

Former Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov believes Harry Kane has earned the right to tell his critics to ‘f*** off’ following his Euro 2020 heroics with England.

The Three Lions skipper began the tournament in indifferent form, failing to score during three group stage matches including the goalless draw against Scotland during which he was replaced by Marucs Rashford with 20 minutes remaining.

Gareth Southgate has kept faith with the Spurs talisman however and that trust has been repaid with the 28-year-old hitting form at the perfect time.

Harry Kane scored England’s winning goal against Denmark (Picture: Getty)

Kane has now scored four times during the knockout stages, including the crucial winner during Wednesday’s nerve-shredding semi-final against Denmark at Wembley.

Discussing Kane’s performances at Euro 2020, Berbatov told Betfair: ‘Kane has been excellent in the knockout stages. He received some criticism in the group stages but Kane can tell his critics to f*ck off.

‘Even great players have their ups and downs. Even when he wasn’t scoring he was doing a lot for the team. Now the goals are coming.

Harry Kane has now scored four goals in his last three matches for England (Picture: Getty)

‘The pressure on him with the penalty against Denmark was immense. You cannot imagine what it feels like to take a penalty with a nation’s hopes on your shoulders.

‘As a player you know that everyone is depending on you, even if you don’t want to think about it. It wasn’t a good penalty but he got a bit of luck.

‘Reaching the final of Euro 2020 is a major achievement for England. I had a sense that this could be England’s year. It’s thoroughly deserved, although credit to Denmark for a great effort in the semi-final.

‘The talent and quality in this England squad is capable of doing something special and I’m really pleased to see them in the final.’


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