Wayne Rooney has rushed to the defence of former England teammate Harry Kane as the Tottenham striker endures the most difficult period of his career to date.
Rooney played alongside Kane prior to his retirement from international football. He had the opportunity to see first-hand just what a great striker the Spurs forward is.
Kane is likely to surpass Rooney’s all-time scoring record for the national team, but was unable to add to his account last time out against Hungary, which was the latest in a string of disappointing performances from The Three Lions skipper.
Following a summer of speculation linking him with a move to Manchester City, Kane has begun the 2021/22 campaign out of sorts, but Rooney doesn’t believe there is any cause for concern.
Rooney, manager of Derby County nowadays of course, was quizzed over Kane’s recent form during his press conference and took the opportunity to defend his former teammate in the public eye.
The former Manchester United superstar revealed his belief that Kane’s underperformance has been blown out of proportion and backed him to bounce back emphatically.
Here’s what Wazza had to say in full…
🗣️ “I personally think it’s a bit of an overreaction.”
Wayne Rooney says he doesn’t think there is any real issues with Harry Kane and he’s just going through a little ‘sticky period’. pic.twitter.com/mZqNaXOQ32
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) October 14, 2021