England prodigy Phil Foden insisted Harry Kane was fully focused on training and setting a great example for his teammates.
The striker has been criticized for his so far scoreless Euro 2020 performances against Croatia or Scotland.
In the last game, a 0-0 draw with the Scots, he only touched the ball 19 times and made just seven assists before being substituted with 16 minutes remaining.
Many pundits have questioned whether Kane is lacking in focus given his possible summer move away from Tottenham, while others felt he looked out of shape.
But Foden, the 21-year-old Man City ace, insisted his captain was nothing but an example behind the scenes of the tournament.
He told talkSPORT: “I see him 100% focused every day in training, wanting to improve.
“He’s always the first in the gym so he’s a great example to all the other players.”
And Foden says the blame for Kane’s lack of goals doesn’t lie solely on his teammate’s feet.
He added: “It’s always difficult to break a team that is playing five at the back, but the talent we have on the pitch should allow us to find a way to break it and we haven’t done it, c was just one of those games.
“We can’t dwell on it too much, we just have to focus on the next game.
“I just believe that we haven’t found the solutions to attack properly, for whatever reason. We haven’t created enough.
“I’ve seen a few comments blaming Harry and all, but we haven’t created enough for him to even stand a chance.”
“It’s something to work on and I hope we can keep improving.”
Boos were loud from the Three Lions fans at Wembley, both half-time and full-time, but the Manchester City star said fans were entitled to their opinion on the performance, although ‘he admitted he couldn’t distinguish the taunts.
“I didn’t really hear that to be honest,” Foden said. “I don’t know if I was just focused on my own thing, but I didn’t really hear the boos.
“If that was the case, they have their own opinion and that’s what they’re going to do.
“It’s four points and we haven’t lost so it’s positive. If we win the last game everyone will forget Scotland. It wasn’t such a bad result.