Jack Grealish says the “amazing” Harry Kane is the best he has ever played with and there is no doubt that the England captain will continue to break records with the club and the state.
Kane headed to the Euro thanks to another campaign at Tottenham that won the Golden Boot, where he also provided the most assists in the 2020/21 Premier League.
The 27-year-old striker came under scrutiny after three group games with no results, but Grealish hopes to have helped start his tournament by providing a cross to Kane to score his first goal in a 16-0 win against Germany 2-0 on Tuesday.
“It’s obviously good to score your first goal in a tournament, especially when all that much you don’t want to keep quiet about,” Grealish said. ahead of Saturday’s quarterfinal against Ukraine.
“Obviously it’s good. To get his first one, he’ll hum, but no one there would ever doubt H. He’s the best player I’ve ever played with. He’s amazing. He’s an amazing professional both outside and off the net. Pitch.
“When you see him around, that’s why he’s the captain of England. What stands out is that he’s not just a goal scorer.
“There are players from the past who have just scored goals, goals, goals. In my opinion he will break the Premier League and England, but he is not just a goal scorer. He is amazing.
“Like when he falls deep and finds passages and pulls people through his legs.
“He’s obviously amazing and I’m humming him that he obviously scored the first goal and I hope a lot more of them will come for all of us.”
Southgate: Sterling is a fighter
Gareth Southgate is happy that people continue to question Raheem Sterling as his “fighter” continues to match his critics with goals for England at Euro 2020.
The Manchester City striker scored his third goal of the tournament as he gave England the lead on Tuesday night.
But Southgate’s faith in the 26-year-old continues to be rewarded and was full of praise for Sterling after the win in Germany.
“He’s a fighter,” Southgate said when asked about Sterling’s ability to withstand criticism.
“He has incredible resilience and hunger. In the last few years he has developed this real hunger to score, even in games where the opportunity when the ball flashed over the frame earlier in the tournament, he was between posts.”