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Matthew Upson believes Tottenham striker Harry Kane was too preoccupied with dropping deep into midfield to obtain the ball throughout England’s 1-0 defeat to Hungary within the UEFA Nations League. 

The Three Lions produced a blunt show of their opening group match in Budapest as they have been undone by a second half penalty from Dominik Szoboszlai. 

Spurs talisman Kane began and captained the aspect within the defeat, however struggled to become involved for giant elements of the encounter. 

The 28-year-old usually strayed into midfield to select up possession and distribute it, nevertheless it took him away from key areas up entrance and in and across the penalty space. 

And Kane’s show pissed off former England defender Upson, who felt the Spurs man was ‘distracted’ by desirous to be part of the build-up play as an alternative of finishing up a conventional striker position. 

Upson informed BBC Sport (19:11): “There are all the time troublesome questions after a loss, particularly in a recreation many would assume England ought to win. 

“It’s about Harry Kane getting in peril areas. He performed extra central in that quantity 9 position within the second half however within the first, he was so vast and deep. If I’m a centre-back for Hungary I’m delighted.

Harry Kane has not been in these key areas sufficient. I can only actually bear in mind him having that one shot early on. He has nearly been distracted by having to be concerned within the build-up and attempting to get England going. It isn’t actually his accountability, though he feels the stress to fulfil that position.”

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Kane can’t be blamed for the way in which England misplaced as him dropping into midfield to select up possession didn’t immediately contribute to them struggling defeat on this recreation. 

He has completed it so usually for England and Spurs to good impact too, and he clearly tried to try this towards Hungary having seen these round him additionally struggling to make issues occur. 

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