Teddy Sheringham: 'People expected Harry Kane to score against Serbia but he had to adapt'

Jamie Carragher Harry Kane of England applauds the fans at full-time following the team's victory in the UEFA EURO 2024 group stage match between Serbia and England at Arena AufSchalke on June 16, 2024 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. (Photo by Michael Regan - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)
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While England got their Euro 2024 campaign off to a winning start against Serbia on Sunday evening, not everybody was impressed with the performance. 

A first-half goal from talismanic playmaker Jude Bellingham was deemed by many to have rescued a poor England, with captain Harry Kane coming under a lot of criticism for failing to affect the game. Some have even suggested Kane needs to adapt his game without pacy wingers such as Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling to combine with in the final third. 

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Ed McCambridge
Staff Writer

Ed is a staff writer at FourFourTwo, working across the magazine and website. A German speaker, he’s been working as a football reporter in Berlin since 2015, predominantly covering the Bundesliga and Germany's national team. Favourite FFT features include an exclusive interview with Jude Bellingham following the youngster’s move to Borussia Dortmund in 2020, a history of the Berlin Derby since the fall of the Wall and a celebration of Kevin Keegan’s playing career.