Gareth Southgate confirms Harry Kane fitness boost as Tottenham vs West Ham looms: ‘He’s not injured’
Tottenham fans were left breathing a sigh of relief ahead of the upcoming London derby against West Ham after England boss Gareth Southgate allayed injury concerns regarding Harry Kane.
Kane was expected to return to lead the Three Lions in Sunday’s high-profile Uefa Nations League fixture against Belgium, having been rested for Thursday’s 3-0 friendly victory over Wales at Wembley.
However, reports on Sunday morning suggested that the Spurs talisman was a major doubt for the match having picked up a muscle injury in training.
That inevitably provoked fears that Kane could miss Tottenham’s home Premier League clash against rivals West Ham on Sunday (October 18).
However, Kane was subsequently named on the bench for England against Belgium, with Southgate downplaying his issue as muscle fatigue and suggesting that he could play some part in the fixture if required.
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