Gareth Southgate makes admission over Harry Kane’s fitness and injury reports

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Tottenham fans can breathe a huge sigh of relief as Gareth Southgate has allied fears of an injury for Harry Kane’s by revealing that the striker only has muscle fatigue.

Reports first emerged on Saturday (Sky Sports) that Kane had picked up a muscle injury and was a doubt for the clash against Belgium in the Nation’s League this evening, which had some Spurs fans worried.

Duncan Castles even claimed that Tottenham and England were at loggerhead over what should be done with the striker, with Spurs insistent that he should not feature against Belgium, while England were refusing to release him from international duty.

Just as reported, the striker did not make the starting line up against the Red Devils, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin given the nod to start up front.

However, the England captain did make the bench for the clash, with Southgate admitting that he is fit enough to play a part in the match if required.

When asked about Kane, the England boss said (via The Mirror): “He started training Wednesday and had a bit of what he felt was cramp, so he’s had muscle fatigue basically.

“He’s not injured and he’s there perhaps for later in the game. He seems more confident in how he feels, but he hasn’t had a lot of training time on the pitch this week.”

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