Jack Wilshere says Harry Kane has a "special technique" for set pieces
Jack Wilshere has defended his teammate's corner taking abilities.
After facing harsh criticism from England veteran Alan Shearer, Jack Wilshere has come out in defence of his teammate, Harry Kane. Earlier Shearer had slammed Roy Hodgson's footballing tactics that England implemented at Euro 2016 stating that a lot of factors were responsible for England's humiliating exit from the tournament. Hodgson has since been under fire from multiple sources who claim that he never really understands football.
One of the things that Shearer had focussed upon while reviewing England's dismal run so far was Hodgson's decision to keep letting Harry Kane take all the corners for his team. "He is England's No 1 centre-forward and one of our best headers of a ball. So why on earth is Roy Hodgson asking him to take corners? It is like asking Lewis Hamilton to change his own tyres," he wrote in The Sun.
Shearer went on to explain how inept all of Hodgson’s tactics had been up until the present and had questioned the manager’s stubborn stance in sticking to his methods despite results.
"Kane is well within his rights to pull Roy Hodgson to one side in training this week and say, 'I don't think I should be taking corners - I want to be in the box getting on the end of them,’” Shearer went on.
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Up until recently, that opinion stood and was shared by football experts who were definitely no fans of Roy Hodgson. Jack Wilshere, recently, spoke up in favour of this mysterious tactic. Apparently, Kane has a “special technique” for set-pieces which makes him the man for the job. “He practises a lot on his free-kicks. He’s got a special free-kick. He’s got that technique where it goes all over the place. Not many players can do that.”, Wilshere stated to The Times.
“He’s worked on his corners as well and, for me, he’s good enough to take them. I’ve heard some people say they want him in the box. I think when you’ve got that special technique you can make an exception.”
England's exit from the Euros has rattled the FA enough to make some changes at the helm of the club, a series of actions that began with erstwhile manager Roy Hodgson stepping down from his position. Hopefully, this will improve England's chances in the future.