Kane getting time to prove fitness | 2019-05-18 | daily-sun.com

Kane getting time to prove fitness

Afp, London

18 May, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane could miss the Champions League final but still captain England in their bid to win the Nations League, said national coach Gareth Southgate.

“Frankly, we will know a lot more about that if he is in Tottenham’s team,” he said of Kane’s current fitness level.

Asked if Kane needs to play in the Champions League final to be considered for international duty, Southgate replied: “Not necessarily, because they might take a view that (Lucas) Moura scored a hat-trick (in the semi-final) and Son (Heung-min) played well so they keep Harry as an impact player,”.

The champions league final takes place in Madrid on June 1, just five days before England face Holland in their Nations League semi-final.

Kane was included in an initial 27-man squad for the tournament named by Southgate on Thursday, with the final group of 23 to be confirmed on May 27.

 


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