The study of the past is supposed to be good for nurturing empathy. I (mmmmeeeeEEEE) personally think history is good for preventing celebratory dances after scoring a touchdown. History teaches what it feels like to have been here before — which is how players who score touchdowns might want to act.
We were far from our best, particularly going forward, so it’s no surprises that both of the players that have made the WhoScored Team of the Week are defensive-minded.
The Tottenham golden boy has enjoyed a meteoric rise this season, scoring 24 goals in all competitions after making the No 9 role his own at White Hart Lane. Kane is likely to be an important part of Roy Hodgson's plans by 2016, but will have only just turned 23 by the start of the Rio Olympics. His keen eye for goal would prove a major asset for Team GB, who scored more than one goal in only one of their four matches at London 2012.
Kos was immense at the back and should have been named in any TOTW this weekend but he only mustered a score of 7.4 which was nowhere near good enough to make the team. It probably says more about the WhoScored scoring system than it does about Koscielny’s performance on Saturday!