Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane, who suffered an injury at Southampton on 1 January, says that he will be fit to play in Euro 2020, which is set to kick off on 12 June with a game between Turkey and Italy. The 26-year-old ruptured a tendon in his left hamstring, an injury that required surgery. Kane is still undergoing a rehabilitation regimen that involves regular sessions at the gym that see him do strengthening exercises on a rowing machine and a variety of other equipment such as the elliptical and the leg press machine.
“In my head, I am definitely at the Euros. Unless something pretty drastic happens between now and then, I’ll be there,” said Kane, adding that he hopes to be able to return to the game next month. “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.”
The manager of the England national team Gareth Southgate also expressed optimism about Kane’s and Marcus Rashford’s return to the game before the tournament (Rashford recently suffered a double stress fracture in his back). “We’ve had really good updates right the way through and Harry and Marcus are exactly where we were expecting them to be,” he said. “Both players will give themselves the best possible chance of being available, that’s their mentality and that’s their dedication to their sport. That’s the only bit we can guarantee, what we can’t guarantee is how that rehab will develop as it’s stepped up and as it becomes more intense. But they are both on track from the information we were given at the very start.”
Kane has been one of Tottenham’s top players for the past five seasons. Unfortunately, he will miss England’s home friendlies against Denmark and Italy later this month. He also showed exceptional performance at the 2018 World Cup, which saw England reach the semi-finals.