Gareth Southgate has said that he is confident that the speculation about Harry Kane’s future will not affect the Tottenham Hotspur striker’s performance.
When asked about his future last week, Kane insisted that he is focused on finishing the season strongly and will only consider his future after the Euros in the summer.
Predictably, his comments led to a flurry of discussions about whether the striker’s time at Tottenham is up, with some pundits urging the striker to quit the North Londoners if he wants to compete for major honours.
The 27-year-old ended a spell of six games without a goal for England when he scored his side’s opener in their 2-0 win over Albania on Sunday with a fine header.
The Three Lions take on Poland in a crucial World Cup Qualifier at Wembley this evening and Kane is expected to lead the line once again for Southgate’s men.
The England boss insisted that he has no doubts that Kane will be able to put the media reports to one side and focus on his task at hand
When asked if he is worried the striker could be affected by the speculation, Southgate said (via Dan Kilpatrick): “No. He is so focused.
“I’ve got no worries about Harry Kane, he’s a fantastic professional.
“He’s someone who can absolutely put anything to one side.”
#thfc Southgate on whether talk of Kane’s future is a distraction: “No. He is so focussed… I’ve got no worries about Harry Kane, he’s a fantastic professional. He’s someone who can absolutely put anything to one side.”
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) March 30, 2021
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