'It's hard': Grealish shares what he thought moments before Kane's goal v Germany
Jack Grealish has shared he was intending to shoot last night before a late decision saw him change his mind to assist Harry Kane in a superb England win over Germany.
Tottenham and Three Lions captain Kane scored the second in a 2-0 victory against the Germans at Wembley Stadium.
In-form attacker Raheem Sterling opened the scoring beforehand, so there is a quarter-final against Ukraine to look forward to this Saturday at Euro 2020.
Kane lifted the burden off his shoulders by scoring his first goal of the tournament.
The 27-year-old Spurs forward owes a lot to Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish, who came off the bench to help secure the victory for Gareth Southgate’s side.
25-year-old attacker Grealish whipped in a perfect left-footed cross onto the head of Kane.
Villa’s ace shared his sympathy for Kane after some of the stick he’s received this tournament, but was delighted for him yesterday.
“There’s so much tactical stuff going on that it’s hard for H (Kane). He’s our most talked about player, our best player and it’s difficult because teams are going to double up on him and try and get him out of the game,” Grealish said.
“I don’t think it’s anyone’s fault really in particular but when the game opened up at the end, as soon as Luke gave me the ball I was actually going to shoot. I was going to bring it on my left foot and shoot but I seen H in the box so I crossed it for him.”
Grealish, Kane have so much more to give for England at Euro 2020
For Kane, he needs to use that goal against Germany to be the catalyst in his tournament.
Sterling has been on flames at the Euros, but England fans are waiting to see the same from striker Kane. It looks like he may be saving his best for the later rounds.
Meanwhile, Grealish showed his value with an amazing cameo against Germany where he was involved in the build-up for both goals.
There are going to be plenty now demanding he comes into the starting XI against Germany.
Bukayo Saka impressed with his start, but Grealish adds that extra bit of creativity.