Tottenham striker Harry Kane has been released from the England squad ahead of Tuesday’s game against Spain, report the FA.
England caretaker boss Gareth Southgate began by thanking Tottenham for allowing Kane to join up with the squad for the World Cup qualifier against Scotland. He went on to explain that after the 23-year-old’s long-term layoff with an ankle injury, he would benefit from a different type of training session than he would be partaking in with his country ahead of the Spain friendly.
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Kane was pivotal in Spurs’ title challenge last campaign, scoring 25 goals as his side just fell short. He has endured a nightmare start to this season, though, after damaged ankle ligaments ruled him out for over a month.
He will now return to training with Tottenham and continue his recovery, which seems like a wise move from Southgate.