Harry Kane has now opened up on his six months away from competitive football after the striker injured his hamstring on New Year’s Day against Southampton.
While it looked as if Kane could miss the majority of the season after undergoing surgery, the suspension of the Premier League due to the coronavirus pandemic has given the England captain time to complete his rehabilitation.
In an interview with Tottenham, the 26-year-old revealed that he is now fully fit and is looking forward to getting back out on the pitch.
Speaking to Spurs TV, Kane said: “It has been a funny few months or so having to adapt to the situation, it is great to be back out with the lads, just to feel that team building and get back and competing a little bit more.
“From the hamstring point of view it is great to be able to give it a bit more rest. I have not played a game for six months now, it has been a long, long time.
“From an injury point of view I’m normal, I’m fully fit. It will take a while to get back to the team training and feeling that again because I haven’t done that for six months or so. I am feeling food, I am feeling sharp.
“It has been good to do some individual training, a bit of finishing, a lot of individual drills to work on my game and improve. I am at a stage where I am looking forward to getting some games and hopefully I’ll be back playing before too long.”
The Spurs striker has played a lot of football over the past five years for both club and country, meaning that this latest injury has presented a rare chance to take some time off.
Kane admitted that it was a shock to the system to be out for so long and that being away from football allowed him to refocus. The striker confidently asserted that he hoped to be back in even better shape than before the injury.
He added: “It is a good shock to the system. It has been very intense. I have picked up a few injuries here and there, sometimes people think injuries is the time to rest but it is almost when you’re injured you work harder than before you were injured.
“It is the first time that I have been able to take my time, re-focus and work on some individual stuff. I have really enjoyed it. Hopefully, I’ll be back in a better place before I was injured and look forward to a busy year.”
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Six months of rest will have done Kane a world of good, not just in terms of his immediate form but also in terms of the longevity of his career. Given the amount of football he has played over the last few years, he really needed the rest to allow his body to fully recover. With the break he has had and the conditioning work he has done, hopefully it will allow him to stay injury-free for the next few years.
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