Fabian Delph reveals all about his angry clash with Kane in the Champions League

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Dom Le Roy

As he joins the England camp, Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane will not only have to face the Liverpool players who crushed his heart in the Champions League final on Saturday, but also the man who injured him in the first place.

Kane went in to block a pass from Fabian Delph in the Champions League quarter-final first leg against Man City, but ended up trapping his ankle between Delph’s boot and the turf.

Delph proceeded to hit Kane with a barrage of cross words on the pitch, before the Spurs fan was forced to limp down the touchline.

Kane damaged his ankle ligaments and was out for nearly two months, only just able to return in time for the CL Final against Liverpool, although he was far from his best.

However, Delph has now revealed that there are no hard feelings between the two as they team up for England in the Nations League finals.

Delph said (Yahoo News): “Me and Harry are really close. We’re in the leadership group here together and we’ve got a lot of time for each other.

“I mean, it was heat of the moment type thing, I wasn’t quite sure what had happened.

“I just felt his knee hit my knee and I landed on him. A lot was made about that challenge, whether I’d ‘done’ him or he’d ‘done’ me.

“I just think it’s part and parcel of football. I spoke with Harry straight after the game. I went into the changing room to see him and we had a conversation, wished each other well.

“I think I was out for two weeks after that tackle… his big knee.

“It was just an unfortunate collision where we both came out on the bad side of it.

“We spoke to each other, we’re good mates, and hopefully he’ll come back and be firing.”

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