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Germany’s Thomas Müller has heard the criticism of England’s Harry Kane, but knows better than to count him out

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Thomas Müller talked through Harry Kane’s recent struggles.

Germany Herzogenaurach Training Session Photo by Marc Mueller/Getty Images

As Germany prepares for its European Championships match against England, Bayern Munich star Thomas Müller admitted he had heard the criticism of Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane.

Like any striker, Kane is under some heat for his lack of productivity, but Müller said he’d be okay if Kane’s scoreless streak lasted at least one more game before honestly assessing the situation.

“As a German player, I wouldn’t really mind if that debate was carried on until Wednesday and if we didn’t concede a goal scored by Harry Kane,” (as captured by The Daily Mirror). “He is somebody who knows deep down that he possibly has to change his own game a little bit. I’m not really sure what is at the root of his problem, I can’t really say why he just hasn’t got into a position to score because there haven’t been any changes, have there, in terms of his technique and in terms of his goal scoring ability? “So I don’t think he is any way negatively influenced by that.”

Müller noted that like any high-scorer, Kane must have patience.

“In principle, really good forwards need to have patience. In their heart of hearts, of course, they are impatient, but any good forward has to lie in wait for his own chance to score to come around,” said Müller. “Sometimes, goalscorers are the ones with the fewest contacts, but then they have the biggest pictures the next day in the papers.”