Roy Keane claimed he was ‘glad’ that Gareth Southgate took Harry Kane off after 73 woeful minutes.
Kane was particularly rotten in a rotten performance from England that brought only a 0-0 draw.
The Tottenham striker was off the pace with Gareth Southgate explaining his decision by saying: “We needed more runs in behind, I felt Marcus Rashford would give us that energy. We have to make these decisions based on what we see.”
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Keane speculated that the uncertainty over his future might be a factor, telling ITV: “He said he wanted to leave Spurs, maybe he’s been distracted by that. That could be an energy zapper if you think you’re leaving the club or having talks with another club. That’s not helpful.
‘He looked leggy. He doesn’t look up to speed, on his heels all the time.
“For England to compete in this competition you need your star men to perform. We’ve seen Lukaku and De Bruyne turn up, Ronaldo, Kane wasn’t at his best.
“And I’m glad Gareth took him off because there’s this talk of him being undroppable, he’s the star, he’s the main man. If he’s not performing you get him off. Rashford gave them a little bit more energy but still not enough.’
Graeme Souness said: “The Scottish centre-backs had an easy night. Harry Kane looks like a shadow of the player he is. And two games as the boys say he looks leggy, lacking enthusiasm.
“I know a centre forward, 90 percent of the time he’s relying on the passes he’s getting and he’s not getting a great deal from that midfield. That midfield is not working.
“Harry Kane doesn’t look himself, he’s jaded, he’s tired and he wants a big move this summer. He needs to wake himself up. Is he carrying himself? Because he’s a shadow of himself.”
Kane faced the cameras after the game and said: Credit to Scotland, they created a few chances themselves.
It wasnt our best performance but we dust ourselves down and look forward to the next game.
[Surprised to be subbed?] No, its part of the game. The manager will make decisions best for the team.
Sometimes you just have to take it for what it is. We have another big game in a few days.
It was a tough game. Scotland defended really well, made great blocks at the right time.
Thats football. No game is going to be easy. We have a big game against the Czechs in a few days.
Obviously we want to finish top. Were one step closer to qualifying and thats what we want to do at the moment.

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