MX23RW : Sunday, November 18 06:40:16

Gareth Southgate 'concerned by Harry Kane fitness'

Southgate 'concerned by Kane fitness'
© Reuters
England manager Gareth Southgate will reportedly hold talks with captain Harry Kane regarding his fitness after becoming concerned about fatigue affecting the striker.

England manager Gareth Southgate is reportedly concerned about the fitness of striker Harry Kane ahead of the international double-header against Spain and Switzerland this month.

Kane picked up the World Cup Golden Boot award as England made it all the way to the semi-finals in Russia this summer, but his performances towards the latter stages of the tournament led to questions whether he was carrying an injury or suffering from fatigue.

The 25-year-old's displays for Tottenham Hotspur so far this season have also led to suggestions that he may need a rest, despite breaking his August duck in the Premier League.

The Mirror reports that Southgate will hold talks with the Spurs striker regarding his fitness ahead of Saturday's UEFA Nations League clash with Spain at Wembley.

Tottenham are confident that Kane remains fully fit and the England captain is expected to start against Spain, although he could be rested for the friendly against Switzerland three days later.

Kane has featured in all four of Tottenham's Premier League games so far this season, despite only returning to training with the club five days before the start of the new campaign due to his involvement in the latter stages of the World Cup.


Click here for more stories about Harry Kane

Click here for more stories about Tottenham Hotspur

Share this article now:
Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling in action during a Premier League clash in May 2018
Read Next:
Sterling withdraws from England squad
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Nations League
International Friendlies
League One
League Two
National League
Scottish Challenge Cup
Scottish Championship
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
Welsh Premier League
NIFL Premiership
Brasileiro
Argentine Primera Division
Segunda Division
Eerste Divisie
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1210203653132
2Liverpool129302351830
3Chelsea128402781928
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs1290320101027
5Arsenal1273226151124
6Bournemouth126242116520
7Watford126241714320
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd126242021-120
9Everton125431915419
10Leicester CityLeicester125251716117
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves124441213-116
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124261318-514
13West Ham UnitedWest Ham123361418-412
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle12237915-69
15Burnley122371225-139
16Crystal Palace12228817-98
17Southampton12156821-138
18Cardiff CityCardiff122281125-148
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12147622-167
20Fulham121291131-205

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account