Strachan reveals how Scotland plan to stop this Tottenham ace in clash v England
By Danny Wright
Scotland manager Gordon Strachan has highlighted Tottenham’s Harry Kane as a threat to his side as they face England in a World Cup qualifier at Hampden Park on Saturday.
The 60-year-old has also revealed that he plans to stop the Spurs ace by simply preventing the Three Lions from having too much possession.
Kane, 23, was in blistering form for Tottenham in the final few matches of the Premier League season and will undoubtedly be looking to carry that on while on international duty.
He scored eight goals in the last three league matches of the campaign, but that hasn’t phased Strachan, who believes he can stop him this weekend.
“I’ve been a big fan of Harry Kane for a long time,” said the former Celtic boss, as quoted by the BBC Sport website. “I’m sure that Harry Kane has a lot of confidence in himself, which he should have.
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“If you keep the ball more than them, that’s one way of doing it. If you have the ball at the other end then their attacking players have less chance of scoring.”
Kane is likely to make his 18th England cap on Saturday when Gareth Southgate’s side travel north of the border to Hampden Park.
The striker’s goal scoring record for the Three Lions isn’t as impressive as it has been for Spurs, with just five international strikes to his name so far.
He averaged almost a goal-per-game this season with Tottenham, netting 35 times in 38 appearances across all competitions.
England currently top Group F in qualifying for next year’s World Cup in Russia and are four points clear of second-placed Slovakia.
Strachan’s Scotland side are fourth in the group and are two points off a spot in the play-off rounds.
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