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Kieran Trippier confident Harry Kane will start scoring at Euros

Kieran Trippier confident Harry Kane will start scoring at Euros
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Spurs striker Harry Kane has yet to have a shot on target in the tournament.

Kieran Trippier has backed England captain Harry Kane to end his goalless Euro 2020 campaign.

Kane has failed to have a shot on target in the opening two games as the Three Lions beat Croatia before being held to a goalless draw by Scotland.

The Tottenham striker won the golden boot at the 2018 World Cup and ended the last Premier League season as top goalscorer and with the most assists.

But he has drawn a blank so far during the European Championship and has been substituted in both games.

Manager Gareth Southgate has confirmed Kane will keep his place against the Czech Republic on Tuesday and former Spurs team-mate Trippier believes the goals will soon come.

England v Scotland – UEFA Euro 2020 – Group D – Wembley Stadium
Harry Kane has struggled at Euro 2020 so far (Mike Egerton/PA)

"With H, he works so hard for the team, people might not recognise what he does off the ball, the pressing," said Trippier.

"I believe in Harry and I know he will score goals, but it is the work he does for the team. Some people might not recognise what he does.

"The link-up play. Harry's chances will come and for sure he will score goals.

"Harry's had an unbelievable season with Spurs. Harry is fit, he's working hard every single day in training and it's just about trying to get the chances to him. But he will score goals.

"He's our captain, he's our leader. Like I said he's a big player for us and we just need to create chances for him to score goals.

"He's an unbelievable professional and we just need to try and get him on the end of chances and try and create as much for him as we can."

Trippier did not feature against Scotland but was a surprise starter at left-back in the opening win over Croatia.

With Ben Chilwell and Luke Shaw more natural options on the left-side of the defence, many questioned the call to play Trippier – but he insists he will happily play anywhere for England.

"Luke and Chilly have had fantastic seasons," he added.

"We have got a great squad here and even when I played left-back against Croatia, Luke and Chilly were helping me at half-time and before the game.

England Training Session – Hotspur Way Training Ground – Saturday June 19th
Kieran Trippier is an England fan, whether he is playing or not (Nick Potts/PA)

"We have a really good squad and no-one was complaining or anything. We have a fantastic group and if I play left-back, I will give 110 per cent, no matter where I play.

"If I am not playing I will always be supporting the team, as will everyone else. It is all about the team.

"I have not played loads of games at left-back but I have experienced enough to play either side and to help the team out as much as possible, obviously depending on the opposition.

"But for me, no matter who I am playing against, I will always give 110 per cent – as do all the other players."

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England captain Harry Kane during the Euro 2020 clash with Croatia on June 13, 2021
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Tuesday's key events

· Team GB duo Jack Laugher - silver medallist in Rio - and James Heatly take part in the men's 3m springboard semi-final (2am), and will hope to qualify for the final later in the day (7am)

· Two Britons are involved in the women's long jump final, but Abigail Irozuru and Jazmin Sawyers have their work cut out to get a spot on the podium (2.50am)
· Norwegian Karsten Warholm, who broke the world record just last month, goes for gold in the men's 400m hurdles final. USA's Rai Benjamin is expected to be his main challenger (4.20am)
· Great Britain have three representatives in the final of the women's 800m, with Jemma Reekie having perhaps the best chance of a medal (1.25pm)
· A mouth-watering women's 200m final sees Elaine Thompson-Herah go for the prestigious sprint double after claiming the 100m crown. Compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Namibia's Christine Mboma and USA's Gabrielle Thomas are expected to be her main competitors (1.50pm)

· The rescheduled women's skiff 49er FX (4.33am) and men's skiff 49er (5.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races
· Defending champion Giles Scott bids for a second successive gold in the Finn class medal race (6.33am)
· There is another medal chance for Team GB in the mixed Nacra 17 medal race (7.33am)

· Team GB's Joe Fraser takes part in the parallel bars final, kicking off the final day of artistic gymnastics (9am)
· USA superstar Simone Biles, who has been forced to pull out of all of her finals so far, is on the starting list for the beam final as she bids for a fifth Olympic gold (9.50am)

· The men's semi-finals take place, with Mexico taking on Brazil first up (9am)
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· Laura Kenny will look to win a third straight Olympic team pursuit gold medal. Team GB take on United States in their heat (7.44am), with the gold medal race later that day (9.26am)
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