Gareth Southgate makes worrying statement about Harry Kane

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Dom Le Roy

After netting a hat-trick against Bulgaria on Saturday, Harry Kane was once again on the scoresheet for England in their match against Kosovo last night.

The striker netted England’s second goal to give them the lead, with the Three Lions eventually running out 5-3 winners at Southampton’s St Mary’s Stadium.

The England captain saw his penalty kick saved by the Arijanet Muric in the Kosovo goal, who plays his football in England with Nottingham Forest.

While Kane would have been disappointed with the penalty miss, he once again proved with his performances in both games how adept he is at leading the line for England.

The goal against Kosovo took Kane’s goal tally in international football to 26 goals in 41 games.

However, despite his brilliant showings up top for England, Gareth Southgate insisted in his pre-match press conference ahead of the Kosovo game that no player is undroppable in the current set up.

According to Sky Sports, the England manager said, “In the summer we decided that Kane wasn’t ready to start (in the Nations League finals), so I don’t think you can have a player that is undroppable, because that is a dangerous route for any team and it is not a healthy position for a player.

“But it is safe to say we won’t be dropping him for tomorrow. His level of performance is so high that dropping him would be a rare occurrence.”

After Giovani Lo Celso was injured on international duty this week, hearing that Kane will rarely miss an England game may not be welcome news for Pochettino. Harry rarely ever gets a rest through the season and it seems as if the international period will remain as busy as ever for him.

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In Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling, England finally have two world class players who are able to consistently produce their best in the England shirt. With the amount of attacking talent coming through at the moment, there is no doubt that Southgate’s men will be one of the major contenders for the Euros next summer.

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