Tottenham Hotspur captain Harry Kane has revealed he isn’t concerned about the transfer rumours amidst reports stating Manchester City are interested in signing him. The England international’s future at Spurs has been in doubt after he admitted his desire to win trophies.
Kane has had a very slow start to the Euro 2020 tournament with England, as he is yet to score a goal in the tournament, and was substituted late on in the games. With England set to play against Germany on Tuesday in the round of 16, England would need Kane to be at his best to proceed to the next stages in the tournament.
Kane, who was the Golden Boot winner in 2018 World Cup, has struggled to make any meaningful impact in the group stages when compared to the performance he had in the World Cup. However, the striker believes he is in the best physical condition heading into the crunch match against Germans. The Tottenham captain said “Going into Tuesday night, physically, I’m in the best shape of the tournament so far, and that’s what I kind of wanted going into this. I felt maybe in Russia I started on fire, scored loads of goals, then maybe didn’t have my best performances in the most important games, the quarters and the semi-finals.”
“So coming into this, physically, I wanted to make sure I was peaking at the right time and obviously we won’t know until Tuesday night if that’s the case, but the way I feel, that’s the way I feel it’s going.”
The Spurs captain dismissed reports about his transfer and insisted he is concentrated only to do well for the England national team. He added “It doesn’t really bother me about the outside noise. When I’m here I’m with the boys, I try to help the boys, be a leader in the team. I need to get to know the boys, see what makes certain players tick, and the younger lads, helping them. So I feel like I’ve got enough on my plate to worry about anything outside of England.“
“I feel like when I come away with England I’m just fully focused on England. My brother is my agent, but the only time I’ve spoken to my brother really over the last few weeks is ‘Good luck, let’s get a win, and let’s take England all the way.“
Kane acknowledged the criticism for his performances in the group stage, and said “It’s definitely not the first time people have doubted me in my career, that’s for sure. That’s part and parcel of it. I’ve said all along as a striker you go through some great spells where you are scoring every game and everything you touch turns into goals.“
“And then there are some where things don’t fall your way, the keeper makes some saves and that’s probably the way it’s gone in this tournament so far. I know, especially the first two games, I could have probably played better. For me it is about trying to peak at the right time and the right time in tournament football is the knockout stages.”
“I feel good, I feel sharp. I felt good, definitely, in the third game. This training week is going to be great and hopefully I can come into my best form into the knockout stage and that will help the team.”
Source: Manchester Evening News