Kane laughs off FIFA weight error

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Dom Le Roy

Speaking to Sky Sports Harry Kane insists he is at his “fighting weight” after FIFA put him down as 15-and-a-half stone.

The England captain has had injury problems with his right ankle since 2016 including suffering setback as recently as March this year prompting fears his World Cup campaign could be affected.

However the 24-year-old says the only type of England skipper he wants to be is a “winning one”, promised he is in top shape heading into the tournament no matter what the FIFA website said

“The lads came over to me yesterday afternoon and said my weight had been put at 96 kilos,” :Kane said at the England media day,”I don’t know if it’s been changed but I’m definitely not 15-and-a-half-stone”

He added: “I’m normally about 89 or 90 kilos. We weigh most days when we get up and that’s normally my fighting weight.”

He added: “I feel really good and training has been of a high intensity. Obviously everyone is fighting for places and that has pushed everyone along fitness-wise.It’s been a tough camp and that’s what we all needed. It was good to get some minutes on the weekend and I’m fully refreshed.”

Under Roy Hodgson England failed to get out of the group stages in Brazil four years ago, however Kane says Gareth Southgate’s squad will not be thinking about past World Cup failures.

“The main thing is to believe it can be different,” he said. “It’s been tough because for the last 50 years we haven’t won anything.We’ve got to stay focused on ourselves and not worry about the teams in the past.

Kane added: “We’re our own team and our own identity. We’ve got to enjoy the occasion and we can’t wait to get out there and get started.”

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