Despite Harry Kane managing to come away from England’s Nations League clash against Denmark relatively unscathed, former Scotland manager Alex McLeish believes that Jose Mourinho would still be furious that his star striker played all ninety minutes.
The war of words between Mourinho and Gareth Southgate had begun even before the international break (PA Sport’s Jonathan Veal and The Evening Standard) and there was plenty of speculation over Kane’s fitness leading up to England’s Nations League clash against Denmark.
However, the England boss insisted on Tuesday that he had no idea where the media reports were coming from and that the Three Lions skipper had no injury issues.
Kane started against the Danes on Wednesday and played all ninety minutes as England were beaten 1-0, largely due to Harry Maguire’s sending off around the half hour mark.
The Tottenham striker certainly seemed to be moving well during the game and was also spotted training with his teammates at Hotspur Way on Thursday.
However, McLeish believes that Southgate’s decision would not have gone down with Mourinho.
He told Football Insider: “Mourinho will be apoplectic about that one, I’m sure he’ll be going: ‘Argh, what’s happening?’ You can imagine Jose.
“I think he’s got him back in one piece, his legs will probably be just a wee bit sore, the muscles and the masseurs will be working 24/7 over the next few days to get Harry back and ready for the next game.”
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