Harry Kane makes honest admission about his injury and fitness ahead of summer

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Dom Le Roy

Harry Kane has admitted that he might not have been fully fit in time for Euro 2020 if the competition had gone ahead this summer.

The European championship was originally scheduled to start in June but has been postponed until next summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kane has been out of action since suffering a hamstring injury against Southampton on New Year’s Day for which the 26-year-old required surgery.

He is one of several Spurs players to have benefited from the suspension of the Premier League as the extended break has given him the time to fully recover from his injury.

The Spurs star admitted recently that he is now fully fit and raring to go ahead of the potential Premier League restart (Sky Sports).

However, the England captain has revealed that the situation may have been different had the league not been suspended and if the Euros had gone ahead this summer.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Kane said: “A lot of people say that and discuss that (about him rushing back from injury), but in my head with all the injuries I’ve never rushed back from them, I’ve always felt ready to play.

“I’ve always come through the protocols, I’ve always had to do clearance and make sure I was able to do everything, so it’s not like I was still injured and fought through the pain, that was never the case.

“Looking at it now, obviously we had to Euros coming up and I guess I wouldn’t have been fully fit in terms of loads of training and loads of games, so from that aspect you could probably say it’s benefited me in that way.

“The injury feels fine, I haven’t had any issues with it, and whenever we do come back it would have been more than enough time for that to heal, so hopefully I’ll have no more problems.”

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This is the third straight season in which Kane has suffered a significant injury. That is certainly a sign that he has been pushing his body too hard over the last six or seven years. The extended six-month break will do a lot of good to his body and he will hopefully come back much sharper.

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