By Alex Taylor
Harry Kane has rejected speculation that he is suffering from fatigue after a disappointing start to the European Championships with England.
The Tottenham striker finished as the Premier League’s highest scorer in 2015-16, netting an impressive 25 goals to follow his 21 strikes in the competition in his breakthrough 2014-15 campaign.
The 22-year-old is yet to score in the tournament and lost his starting place in the England team in their 0-0 draw against Slovakia on Monday evening.
However, he insists that his physical condition is unrelated to his failure to repeat his form for Spurs, which will be greeted with relief by supporters of the north London club ahead of next season.
“I’m not tired,” Harry Kane said, speaking before England’s match against Iceland on Monday. “I’ve had this experience before – last year with the Under-21’s, but I’m 100 percent, fresh and I’m ready.”
Kane began his international career in fine style but has not yet been able to reproduce his outstanding domestic form at this tournament.
When asked if he is to be benched for the Iceland fixture he accepted that squad rotation is part of the modern game saying: “I think it’s part of the tournament, we have a great squad of players and use everyone in it in the right way,’ he added. I think don’t think many teams will play the starting XI throughout the whole tournament.”