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Roy Hodgson Finally Reveals The Reason For Putting Harry Kane On Corners And It's Baffling

Roy Hodgson Finally Reveals The Reason For Putting Harry Kane On Corners And It's Baffling

Nobody could quite fathom why Harry Kane was on corner-kick duty at the European Championships last year.

Being England's number one striker, you would have thought Kane would be in the box on set pieces, attacking the ball and causing all sorts of chaos in the penalty area.

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Instead, the 70-year-old bloke from Croydon whacked him on corner duty and the rest is history.

Time after time, his desperate crosses failed to find a teammate and the country shouted at their television screens in anger. "What the f*ck are you doing, Roy?"


Nobody could work out why England forward and Premier League top scorer Harry Kane was taking corners for his national side, but Hodgson has finally revealed the reason behind his decisions.

"Harry wasn't scoring goals, he had only one all season at the time. So you want the best deliverer of the ball taking corners because we thought we had a few other players who were good at attacking the ball in the area." Hodgson said via The Express.

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"Had we had someone else on corners and Harry in the middle, it wouldn't have made one ha'p'orth of difference to our results.

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As we all know, England were eventually knocked out by minnows Iceland in one of the most humiliating defeats in their history.

Hodgson however, defended their performance in the compeition, saying that they 'weren't' playing too badly' at the time:

'There wasn't a lot of criticism at the time, we weren't playing too badly. We thought he might be the trump card before the Championships - and he has certainly done it since - but there has to be something to talk about hasn't there."

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Let's go back in time and look at how England fans reacted to Harry Kane's corners in June last year:


I'm not everybody agrees with you on this one, Roy.

Thoughts on his reasoning behind Kane's corners? Let us know in the comments below.

Topics: Euro 2016, England, Roy Hodgson, Harry Kane

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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