‘Very positive’: Gareth Southgate on Harry Kane’s mindset amid speculation over Tottenham future

Gareth Southgate stated that England captain Harry Kane stays “very constructive” about enjoying for Tottenham Hotspur and is satisfied that any speak over his future in north London won’t show a distraction throughout this summer time’s European Championship.

Kane, who scored and offered an help for Mason Mount within the 2-0 win away to Albania on Sunday night, has performed down strategies that he’s pissed off by an absence of silverware at Spurs.

The 27-year-old is underneath contract till the day after his thirty first birthday, whereas the potential consumers’ marketplace for him in the summertime has been suppressed by the sport’s pandemic-inflicted monetary disaster.

Speaking forward of tomorrow evening’s World Cup qualifier in opposition to Poland, Southgate stated: “I had a chat with him, as I do all of the gamers, when he got here into the camp. He’s very constructive in regards to the membership. They are solely a few factors off the Champions League positions, within the League Cup last.

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“You may see his focus within the recreation the opposite day – he scored a unbelievable objective and had a wonderful help. He’s a unbelievable skilled whose focus is at all times on the subsequent coaching session and match. He can put something like that to 1 aspect.”

Asked a observe up query over whether or not he feels Kane must win silverware to be really thought-about an excellent participant, Southgate toed a diplomatic line as a result of 4 members of his squad play for Manchester City, Spurs’ opponents in subsequent month’s Carabao Cup last.

The England supervisor did, nonetheless, level out that his skipper has recurrently been within the latter levels of main competitions.

“Harry is a extremely motivated participant and all gamers need to win issues,” Southgate added. “He’s bought a possibility together with his membership within the subsequent few weeks to do this. I’ve bought 4 gamers within the different [Manchester City] dressing room as properly so cannot stress a desire for that.

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“He’s been in a Champions League last with Tottenham, a second League Cup last developing. For sure these are the events you need to be concerned in, you need to be in main tournaments, home cups and necessary league matches.”

Poland arrive in London with out various gamers together with star striker Robert Lewandowski, who’s injured. A few different gamers have examined constructive for coronavirus however Southgate stated his camp will do all they will to restrict the dangers of publicity.

“We need to rely on the processes,” he stated. “It’s the identical because the league in that we’re examined two days earlier than the sport. Same standards all through the season. There’s at all times a component of threat. We cannot get rid of the dangers however our protocols have been strict and, happily, we have managed to remain away from points so far. There’s at all times a component of fine fortune with that however fingers crossed we have come by with no downside.”

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