Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is suffering from fatigue days before England open their 2022 World Cup campaign, Spurs head coach Antonio Conte has admitted.
What did Conte say about Harry Kane?
Tottenham’s Harry Kane was substituted just before the hour mark in a 2-0 third round thrashing of the Carabao Cup at Nottingham Forest on Wednesday – in what was his 21st consecutive start for the North London outfit in all competitions. Tottenham manager Antonio Conte has ruled out any concerns about an injury to Harry Kane, who is about to captain his country in Qatar, but admits the English player is feeling a bit tired.
Speaking of his decision to take Harry Kane to the City Ground, with Gareth Southgate to name his 26-man England squad, the Tottenham head coach said it was a fatigue problem. According to Antonio Conte, it’s just fatigue, but that’s okay because Harry Kane played every game. They had a soft workout yesterday and at one point Kane stopped to regain his energy.
Antonio said that other players might tell him that he was tired and didn’t want to play and help the team and the other could be selfish and think for himself because they have to play the World Cup in one week. The Italian manager says that instead Harry Kane has shown himself to be a really good person, but Conte reiterates that it’s normal what happens during this period.
A little about Harry Kane
England will look to Harry to fire on all cylinders as they open another quest for global glory against Iran on November 21 – with a talismanic presence in their ranks, scoring 51 goals for the Three Lions across 75 appearances.
The Spurs have one more fixture to take before the World Cup break is the Premier League home game against Leeds United on Saturday, which will see them want to offer a positive response to losses to the Reds and Forest.