Hit in the ankle and uncertain for England’s match against the United States, Harry Kane should be able to hold his place this Friday.
L’AEngland approaches his second match of the World Cup with serenity and confidence. Buoyed by their 6-2 victory over Iran, the Three Lions reassured after a disastrous Nations League campaign and declining results for the year 2022. Despite this, the English staff and supporters were eaten away by the ‘concern about the state of form of’Harry Kane. Hampered by ankle pain, the Tottenham striker was doubtful for the match against the United States this Friday and had to take exams.
Kane available against USA
But the man with 75 caps should be available against the Americans for this second group match. Present at a press conference, Gareth Southgate was reassuring about his striker. “We managed him a bit in training last week because of the load he had, so I think we are still aware of that and we do that with a lot of players. Some need a little more practice, some can do half a session, it depends on their individual load. Some of our guys haven’t played as much football and need to push a bit more at times, so we’re still preparing individually, but he’s definitely in good shape.”he explained.
Harry Kane set to start in unchanged England line-up as Southgate agrees with Conte’s claim that the striker is in the best physical and mental shape of his career.https://t.co/9R75E2DEhy
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In the event of victory this Friday, England would validate their ticket for the round of 16. For his part, Kane will hope to open his goal counter to catch Wayne Rooney at the top of the scoring charts for the selection, he is only missing two goals.