Harry Kane’s fitness has been the topic of much speculation and debate over the past few days.
Reports first emerged on Saturday that Kane had picked up a muscle problem but Gareth Southgate played down any concerns ahead of England’s Nations League clash against Belgium, insisting that the striker has nothing more than a bout of muscle fatigue.
Kane came off the bench as a second-half substitute to help the Three Lions see of the Red Devils 2-1 on the night and reports indicate that the striker is likely to be given a long run out against Denmark on Wednesday, despite Tottenham wanting him to return to the club.
A report in The Daily Mail has now shed light on why Jose Mourinho and Spurs are worried about the England captain.
It is revealed that Kane is suffering from a thigh problem which he carried into the set of international fixtures.
The North Londoners are said to be concerned that he might aggregate the problem if he plays on Wednesday.
However, it is revealed that Southgate is keen to use Kane against Denmark and that he will put himself on a “collision course” with Mourinho if the striker suffers any ill-effects.
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The fact that Kane carried the injury going into the international break perhaps explains why Jose warned Southgate publicly not to overplay him. Kane did not seem to be moving with much discomfort in his cameo against Belgium and one suspects he has told Southgate that he is ready to start against Denmark.
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