Tensions rise between England and Spurs amid claims injured Harry Kane won’t be released

Tensions rise between England and Spurs amid claims injured Harry Kane won’t be released

A major conflict of interests appears to be brewing between England and Tottenham, concerning the fitness of Harry Kane.

Wales downed

The Three Lions of course returned to action this week, with the first of three fixtures across the course of the international break.

The matchup came in the form of a friendly meeting with neighbours Wales at Wembley on Thursday night.

And, despite Gareth Southgate having opted to field a largely experimental XI, it was the hosts who eventually came away with a comfortable victory.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Conor Coady and Danny Ings were all on target, amid a 3-0 win for England.

Tensions rise between England and Spurs amid claims injured Harry Kane won’t be released

GUIMARAES, PORTUGAL – JUNE 06: Head Coach of England Gareth Southgate looks on during the UEFA Nations League Semi-Final match between the Netherlands and England at Estadio D. Afonso Henriques on June 06, 2019 in Guimaraes, Portugal. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)

Kane concern

It is this evening, though, when the serious business is set to get underway for the Three Lions.

A Nations League group stage meeting with world no.1 Belgium lies in wait, as Southgate’s men aim to displace the Red Devils from their perch atop the Group B table.

If the latest word stemming from the media on Sunday is to be believed, however, then England may be forced to take on Roberto Martinez’s outfit without the services of a key performer.

The individual in question? Harry Kane.

Tensions rise between England and Spurs amid claims injured Harry Kane won’t be released

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 07: Harry Kane of England during the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier match between England and Bulgaria at Wembley Stadium on September 7, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

As confirmed by a number of outlets over the last 24 hours, hitman Kane has picked up a muscle injury.

He is therefore viewed as a major doubt to feature versus Belgium.

And it is this uncertainty from which a potentially serious falling out appears to be brewing between England and Tottenham.

Amid the mounting concerns over the fitness of their star man, Spurs are said to be understandably keen for Kane not to be risked this evening, with the north Londoners hopeful of the 27-year-old returning to the club imminently.

England, however, are refusing to allow Kane to depart, amid hopes that their captain may yet recover full fitness in time to face Belgium.

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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