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Gareth Southgate 'concerned by Harry Kane fitness'

Southgate 'concerned by Kane fitness'
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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.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27212474205465
2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2611693433139
8Watford2610793434037
9Everton2796123639-333
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2696113239-733
11Bournemouth26103133747-1033
12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2674152447-2325
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2645172558-3317
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411

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