Gary Neville has expressed his concern about Harry Kane as the Premier League season rolls into September, claiming that the forward needs a ‘mental break’.
Kane has played a staggering 175 matches since 2015, and many believe that both the physical and mental strain is taking its toll on the Tottenham man.
In the past year, Kane has enjoyed an impressive campaign with Spurs, before joining up with England for the World Cup, after which he went straight back into training with Tottenham for the new season.
Kane captained his country to a semi-final in Russia this summer, England’s best finish in 28 years.
Harry also wore the armband for England’s international fixture against Spain this week, playing 90 minutes in the 2-1 loss.
Despite claiming that he would rest the striker for their second game, a friendly versus Switzerland, England gaffer Gareth Southgate then chose to bring Kane on for the final 30 minutes.
Gary Neville told Sky Sports: “I am concerned about Harry Kane. Since 2015 he has played 175 matches and he’s struggling. Forget the physical side, he needs a mental break as well.
“I don’t think he should have been here for the two weeks. I think there is a welfare thing in terms of looking after players. He has not had enough of a break since 2015.”
Neville went on to say that Kane ‘needs a real break and that escape’, and that he ‘just looks like he needs looking after.’
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