Graeme Souness believes Harry Kane ought to have been replaced immediately having sustained an ankle injury that has made him a doubt for England’s second World Cup group game this Friday against USA.
Kane was not part of open training on Tuesday, nor were any of the starters from the 6-2 victory over Iran, which is usual for a day after a match.
England’s captain suffered a knock to his right ankle in the second half and played on for 25 minutes before being substituted after 76 minutes. He underwent a scan to determine the severity of the injury.
Speaking in his role as a pundit for ITV, Sky Sports’ Graeme Souness said: “I’m watching England with a manager’s head on and when I see the challenge, I’m thinking, ‘this boy’s got a history with his ankles’.