Tottenham mainstay makes worrying admission over fitness
By Guy Giles
Harry Kane has admitted that he needs to keep an eye on his fitness after a hamstring injury that saw him miss Tottenham’s losses to West Ham and Manchester United.
Kane suffered the injury during Spurs’ 4-1 thumping of Liverpool, before returning to lead Tottenham to a famous Champions League win over Real Madrid at Wembley.
There were further worrying scenes for Spurs at the weekend after Kane required treatment following a heavy challenge from Crystal Palace’s Timothy Fosu-Mensah, but the striker managed to continue before being hauled off in the 77th minute.
And ahead of England’s friendlies with Germany and Brazil, Kane has admitted that his fitness is a constant concern. Speaking to the press, as quoted by the Guardian, Kane said: “The hamstrings are fine but look, we’ve got keep an eye on it.
“It’s something that happened and we don’t want it to happen again. It’s about maintaining it. It’s a long old season.”
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Kane has been a key figure for England recently, completing 90 minutes in his last six international appearances, and it is now up to Gareth Southgate to manage the Spurs man’s fitness.
Kane said: “We play so many games and we’ve had so many high intensity games – it takes it out of you. The manager does his best to keep everyone in the best shape possible and I’m sure Gareth will do the same.”
In other Tottenham Hotspur news, this mainstay has opened up about talks with a rival manager that left Mauricio Pochettino furious.