Alan Shearer blasts ‘bizarre’ Harry Kane role for England

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Alan Shearer has hit out at Roy Hodgson’s decision to make Harry Kane take England’s corners.

Kane had a quiet game at centre-forward in the Euro 16 opener, making no touches at all in the Russia box as the two sides drew 1-1.

He did, though, continue his recent role as primary corner taker.

That has raised eyebrows in the build-up to Euro 2016, as it removes the Barclays Premier League’s golden boot winner from the danger area at key times.

And one of Kane’s most illustrious predecessors in the number nine shirt, Alan Shearer, believes that must change now.

“Let’s get straight to the point, what on earth is Harry Kane doing taking corners? It is bizarre,” he told BBC One.

“He is well within his rights to say to the manager ‘find someone else’. He’s one of the best goalscorers and one of the best headers of a ball.

“Get someone else to take corners, not him, because he’s a top centre forward.”