Ok, it’s not been the best of tournaments for England’s captain so far.
Zero goals and zero assists from Harry Kane does not make for great reading.
And few expected to see the national team’s talisman sheepishly subbed off in both of the first two games.
But while his odds of coming out top scorer at Euro 2020 have increased to a massive 50/1 at bet365*, we should definitely not rule the Spurs man out just yet.
Here are three reasons why it’s still worth putting your money on the 27-year-old Essex boy to come home smiling.
There’s a Long Way to Go Yet
After all the concerns about England facing a “Group of Death” team if they won their group, you’ve got to be happy with the draw that’s come out of this first round.
Germany may be the arch enemy but we’ve already seen they are not the form side they once were.
Even after that superb comeback against Portugal they struggled to a 2-2 draw with Hungary after going behind in Munich.
Beat the Germans and England’s path the to the final looks much rosier, and a quarterfinal matchup against Sweden or Ukraine could be the perfect opportunity for Kane to notch two or three.
He’s Done It Before
Let’s not forget Kane was the winner of the Golden Boot at the last World Cup – without putting in a significant amount of effort!
Two came from the penalty spot and one was a complete fluke when Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s shot against Panama hit Kane on the foot and went in without him even realising.
It’s as if he is destined to score goals whatever way possible.
Add in his status as the current Premier League Golden Boot winner and you’ve got a man who can call on confidence even when he’s not at his best.
Significantly he secured top scorer status last season despite playing for a sub-par Tottenham team – so just imagine what he can do once the England side starts purring.
It’s Time for Kane to Shine
Remember, it’s a marathon not a sprint lads, so slow and steady is often the name of the game.
Kane may not have scored yet, but that will mean he will be under the radar in the knockout rounds.
Many of the golden boot winners get off to a slow start, while the players who get the goals in early are not necessarily the ones that finish on top.
Granted, Cristiano Ronaldo is arguably the best player in the world and already has 5 goals, but if Portugal get ousted by Belgium his run will be over.
That will then give our Harry a clear run at Golden Boot glory
* Euro 2020 betting odds correct at the time of article publication. All odds are subject to change.