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Sport Southgate insists Kane is injured after withdrawal

16:42  09 november  2017
16:42  09 november  2017 Source:   readsport.co

Son starts up front in Kane's absence as Man United opt for back three

  Son starts up front in Kane's absence as Man United opt for back three With Harry Kane injured for Tottenham, Mauricio Pochettino opted to start Son Heung-min in a central striking role at Manchester United.Mauricio Pochettino has picked Son Heung-min in attack for Tottenham with Harry Kane injured for the trip to Manchester United.

England manager Gareth Southgate has insisted that Harry Kane is injured after Maurico Pochettino declared the striker fit for next weekends North London Derby, according to the London Evening Standard.

Harry Kane is injured and cannot play, insists Gareth Southgate , in wake of Mauricio Pochettino’s comments. Mauricio Pochettino soothes fears over Harry Kane injury after England withdrawal and insists lethal striker will be fit for derby clash with Arsenal.

England manager Gareth Southgate has insisted that Harry Kane is injured after Maurico Pochettino declared the striker fit for next weekends North London Derby, according to the London Evening Standard.

Kane is one of a three Tottenham players who have withdrawn from the squad for the friendlies against Brazil and Germany, with Dele Alli and Harry Winks also dropping out.

a group of people watching a football ball on a field: Julian Finney/Getty Images Sport © Julian Finney/Getty Images Sport Julian Finney/Getty Images Sport

However, Southgate has insisted that Kane is actually injured, and is not simply trying to avoid playing in the two friendlies ahead of key league fixtures coming up.

Kane returns for Spurs v Real Madrid

  Kane returns for Spurs v Real Madrid Tottenham lost back-to-back matches in Harry Kane's absence but their top scorer is back from a hamstring strain to take on Real Madrid.Harry Kane is back in the Tottenham starting line-up for Real Madrid's keenly anticipated Champions League visit to Wembley.

Harry Kane is injured and cannot play, insists Gareth Southgate , in wake of Mauricio Pochettino’s comments. But Southgate said all the withdrawals were genuinely unfit to play. “I knew Harry Kane was in trouble because he stayed down [against Palace].

Gary Neville thought Kane played like he was injured and suggested it might soon come out the England striker hurt himself Southgate was asked about Kane ’s fitness after the defeat, but brushed aside the idea. Southgate insists there was nothing wrong with his star man (Picture: Reuters).

“I knew Harry Kane was in trouble because he stayed down [against Palace]. Harry Kane doesn’t stay down,” he said. “Both him and Harry Winks were scanned. Both scans were reviewed by our medical department — there’s no way they’re available for our two games.

“Spurs might risk them against Arsenal. I’m hearing talk of club versus country — it’s a nonsense. The players are injured and can’t play.

“With some players, it’s 100 per cent clear — there’s a scan. With a couple of other lads, there’s ongoing discussions with them. I have man-to-man discussions with them around how much risk we want to take.”

The Spurs trio aren’t the only players to withdraw from the squad, with Man City’s Raheem Sterling and Fabian Delph, and Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson also pulling out. This gives England call ups to Jack Cork, Jake Livermore and Michael Keane, all players out of form.

Scotland v England - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier © Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Sport Scotland v England - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier

'Spurs not the same without Kane' .
Tottenham are "not the same" without Harry Kane but that does not make them a one-man team, says Sebastian Bassong. Kane withdrew from Gareth Southgate's England squad to play Germany and Brazil due to injury last week, but his club manager Mauricio Pochettino has since confirmed he will be fit to play against rivals Arsenal on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Premier League.Last month, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola suggested Spurs where a one-man team when he listed "the Harry Kane team" alongside Chelsea and Manchester United as their title rivals.

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