Danny Rose's outburst at the referee during England 1-0 Switzerland

Dean Simpson
September 13, 2018

Kane featured in both matches as England went down 2-1 to Spain at Wembley before they edged Switzerland 1-0 in Leicester thanks to a Marcus Rashford goal.

England's players did not hold back from criticising each other at halftime following a bad start to Tuesday's friendly against Switzerland and defender Danny Rose believes the exchange helped them improve and seal a 1-0 victory. A combination of the two meant we got a good response in the second half. Kane will want to keep playing and keep going, but maybe he doesn't even know.

"They kept the ball really well and we had to chase too much".


The England boss revealed there was already a discussion going on between his squad when he arrived in the dressing room at half time, with the game goalless at the break.

The first-half in particular was terrible, with the Three Lions unable to even pass the ball.

After being pegged back, Switzerland struggled to reimburse the first half dominance that almost saw them surge ahead. They dug in through that tough period and we were able to make some tactical changes at half-time and put some physically sharper players on. He still got goals but he's never quite looked like the Harry Kane we know. Loftus-Cheek, who has become the canary in the mine for England's youth development pathway, had played only 33 minutes for Chelsea this season prior to kickoff, while Delph was making his first appearance of the campaign. He's got huge competition for places at his club, so you can understand that (frustration). "He's had three days of little training, so half-an-hour was flawless to keep him ticking over". "All of us, we weren't happy with the performance at halftime".


Gary Neville has admitted that he is concerned for Harry Kane's welfare amid fears that the Spurs and England striker is suffering from burnout.

On England ending their losing run, Southgate added: "I have a feeling we might be sitting here next month talking about a fourth competitive defeat before the next match". Also, we wanted to finish the game strongly.

"If he didn't play today, he would have gone out and done some running on the pitch".


Ronaldo's nine goals in the 27 internationals he had played by the same age outweighs Rashford's tally of five - although only 11 of the latter's caps have come from games which he has started compared to Ronaldo's 19.

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