Gareth Southgate has decided to include Harry Kane in his England squad for the UEFA Nations League finals despite question marks over the Tottenham striker’s fitness, according to Sky Sports.
England face the Netherlands in the semi-finals on June 6th, just five days after Spurs’ Champions League final meeting with Liverpool in Madrid.
Tottenham and Kane are hopeful the Three Lions captain will be able to play against Liverpool, and subsequently Kane should be able to feature for his country a few days later.
That certainly seems to be Southgate’s thinking. Sky Sports claims the England boss will include Kane in his squad, which will be confirmed tomorrow.
Kane hasn’t played since damaging ankle ligaments against Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-finals last month, but he ran onto the pitch when Spurs completed their incredible comeback over Ajax last week.
The 25-year-old has commenced running drills in Tottenham training, but that doesn’t guarantee he will ready for the Champions League final.
Kane’s inclusion in the England squad is almost mandatory regardless of his fitness because of his leadership skills.