England captain Harry Kane is confident of being fit for Euro 2020 and has
targeted a Tottenham return early next month.
The striker has been sidelined since New Year’s Day with a torn hamstring tendon which required surgery.
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But Kane is ahead of schedule in his recovery and Spurs head coach Jose Mourinho has said he could be fit for the final “three, four or five” matches of the season.
In an interview with ES Magazine, Kane said: “In my head, I am definitely at the Euros. Unless something pretty drastic happens between now and then, I’ll be there.
“I’m still not back training with the first team, but I’m working hard in the gym, I’m getting stronger all the time.
“We’re talking a few more weeks, and I’ll be playing again. I don’t want to make a prediction for which game I might be back, but I am hoping somewhere between the start and the middle of April.”
England boss Gareth Southgate keeps his eye on Phil Foden
Phil Foden remains in Gareth Southgate’s thoughts for Euro 2020, although the England manager admits the Manchester City youngster’s lack of playing time makes him a difficult one to judge.
The 19-year-old has only started two of City’s 27 Premier League matches to date but put in an excellent performance as the club claimed a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley on Sunday.
Following that match, Foden was asked about his prospects of forcing his way into Southgate’s plans for the European Championship and said: “I want to be there, obviously, but it’s very difficult with the players that we have there.
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“Hopefully Gareth was watching and hopefully he saw things that he liked.
“So that is all I can do – just show what I can do every time I play and see where it takes me. We haven’t spoken much, but he has said in a few places that he is keeping a close eye on me.”
Southgate, whose England side were pitted against Belgium, Denmark and Iceland in Tuesday night’s Nations League draw in Amsterdam, confirmed Foden was a player he was monitoring.
“The door’s open for everybody,” he said.
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