Every England fan is now debating the side Roy Hodgson should select for the Slovakia game, which should see us through to the knockout stages bar a shock series of results.
What’s not up for debate, for us, is that Daniel Sturridge should start. His second-half performance won England the game against Wales yesterday, and with Raheem Sterling so woeful in the opening two fixtures – he simply has to leave the starting XI.
Jamie Carragher, our legendary former centre-back and regular England international, agrees.
“I think Sterling will come out of the team and they have a big decision with Kane,” he told Sky Sports News HQ.
“They might leave Kane out and go with Sturridge and Vardy, with Sturridge wide right and Adam Lallana on the left. I think that’s the way they may go.
“I’m a massive Kane fan but he hasn’t been his normal self at the tournament and I think it’s better if Sterling comes out of the team.”
That means, for Carragher, England should start against Slovakia lining up something like this: Hart; Walker, Rose, Cahill, Smalling; Dier, Alli, Rooney; Sturridge, Lallana, Vardy.
We think that looks pretty good, although would perhaps bring Jack Wilshere in for Dele Alli, who like Kane, looks tired following a frantic title push with Spurs.
Jordan Henderson and James Milner also provide an option here, but a fit Wilshere is undeniably one of England’s best players.