Harry Kane is England’s quick fix and key element to Gareth Supremacy | Barney Ronay

Southgate still has the best solution to kick-start a faltering Euro 2024 campaign – use the best player in the correct way

Everyone likes a quick fix. Simple Solutions to Complex Problems: this already sounds like a hugely successful podcast hosted by an inspirational former speedway presenter in a roll-neck jumper. It also sounds like a familiar response to England in Germany, and a classic slow-motion descent into sludge and uncertainty.

How to fix this? During the final minutes of the agonies of Frankfurt, during which England seemed to be trying to play football with an over-steamed white cabbage, the TV director cut to the unused Cole Palmer on the England bench, in the process forging a narrative. Here we have it, a clear and obvious oversight, an unused silver bullet. Chuck on another attacking player to go with the seven already tried. Only this time: a slightly different one.

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