ON MONDAY night, I switched channels from England v San Marino to Earl Spencer’s archaeological dig at Althorpe.

To listen to commentators wax lyrical about Harry Kane’s England goal scoring record is embarrassing!

He’s been described as ‘prolific’ and ‘unstoppable’ yet no mention that we’re playing against a nation with a population 8,000 less than Chorley Lancashire.

He scored his fifth hat trick for his country - but against whom?

Two against Albania (pop 2.8m) one against Bulgaria (pop 6.9m) one against Montenegro (pop 670,000) and against San Marino (pop 38,000)!

In his entire England career he has scored twice against Germany and once against France but never against Italy, Spain, Belgium, Holland, Portugal, Sweden, Brazil, Argentina and Mexico.

The man is very average by any reckoning and in the Premier League very rarely scores against Man United, Man City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal West Ham or Leicester.

The sycophantic treatment he receives from Gareth Southgate is nauseous.

Any manager of character would use games against Albania and San Marino to give a chance to younger strikers to get vital first team experience, but not Southgate - no he takes the easy route to allow his pet captain to score seven goals in his attempt to emulate true legends such as Rooney, Charlton Greaves and Lineker! Pathetic!!

Anthony Hutchinson