Report: Gareth Southgate to weigh up Harry Kane concern ahead of Andorra match

Harry Kane’s ankles are likely to be a consideration of England boss Gareth Southgate when his side face Andorra on their plastic pitch on Saturday, according to The Telegraph.

The Daily Mail reported yesterday that a number of Premier League clubs are concerned about the prospect of their players risking injury by playing on the 3G surface at the Estadi Nacional.

A 3G pitch consists of artificial plastic grass ‘blades’ and can be used in all weather conditions throughout the calendar year and different temperatures.

In 2014, former Spurs winger Gareth Bale once described it as ‘by far the worst pitch’ having experienced the surface while playing for Wales in a Euro 2016 qualifier (Daily Mail) with work having been undertaken to the surface since then.

Kane has a history of suffering ankle injuries with England set to experience the surface on Friday for the first time when they hold a training session ahead of the World Cup qualifier.

SpursWeb Opinion

Spurs supporters will be hoping that Harry Kane comes through the fixture unscathed and if there is any uncertainty that the surface will pose him a problem, Southgate has to think of the bigger picture and rest his captain rather than risk his future fitness for club and country.

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