World Cup: Gareth Southgate gives huge update on Harry Kane’s injury
Gareth Southgate provides a huge Harry Kane injury update.
England manager Gareth Southgate has provided an update on Harry Kane’s injury, confirming that the player will be fit to face the United States on Friday evening.
When Kane rolled his ankle in a hard tackle against Iran in England’s decisive World Cup opener, questions about the Three Lions captain’s health were raised.
Although there were initial doubts, Southgate assured the media before the game that his star forward is prepared for England’s second World Cup match against the United States.
“Harry is fine. He has worked slightly separately from the group but all good for Friday night,” Southgate confirmed to the media.
“He had a scan [on Wednesday] to make sure everything is fine.”
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The Three Lions’ road to the World Cup knockout phases will be secured with a win in this encounter, which Southgate also took the time to preview on Friday night.
The England manager said that he expects a much different challenge to the one posed by Iran in the opening game.
“We would love to do that on Friday, but the game won’t be anything like Monday.
“We have to make sure we are back to the psychological place we were at the start because the States will be an athletic team, press really well, be organised, well coached.
“They have quite a few players we know from the Premier League and they showed in the first half against Wales the best side of themselves. Monday was a great start and it is that reset to be ready for Friday.”