Harry Kane defended Harry Maguire because the England captain hit out on the method the defender has been “scapegoated” amid “really unnecessary scrutiny”.
Little greater than two years on from being named within the European Championship staff of the match, the 30-year-old is now the butt of jokes to many.
Maguire’s wrestle for kind and game-time at Manchester United have elevated the highlight on a participant that has remained an integral a part of the England squad.
Boss Gareth Southgate stated the remedy of the centre-back was “ridiculous”, “a joke” and “beyond anything I’ve ever seen” after he was mocked mercilessly towards Scotland at Hampden Park.
Kane wrapped up that 3-1 pleasant win following an personal purpose by half-time introduction Maguire, who the England skipper believes faces unwarranted consideration and mock.
“I think H has come under some really unnecessary scrutiny,” the Bayern Munich striker stated.
“Probably been scapegoated a little bit in terms of the way the team has gone over recent times.
“He is a really good friend of mine, he’s a great guy, a really hard working professional.
“From an England point of view, he has been one of our best defenders and one of the best defenders in the history of our country in an England shirt.
“It’s part of our game now, it’s part of football. You get scrutinised all over social media but knowing him, all he will want to do is work harder and improve and stay focused.
“We’re fully behind him in the national team. I know the coach has come out and backed him fully.
“There’s always going to be noise around players but the most important thing is that we have a really strong core with England and that’s the most important thing going into big games and big tournaments.”
Kane and Maguire had been set go from team-mates to opponents as Bayern host out-of-sorts United in Wednesday’s Champions League Group A opener.
But the defender has not travelled to Germany attributable to harm regardless of coaching with the squad on Tuesday morning.
“Harry is a great guy, a great professional,” Kane added. “A lot of young players can look at him and his journey to hopefully motivate them to be footballers as well.”