Southgate savours strength in depth after Kane makes England sweat | England

When Harry Kane discovered the full extent of a hamstring tear in January 2020 – extremely serious, surgery needed, months out of action – the reaction of José Mourinho, his Tottenham manager at the time, was pithy and colourful. It would be shown in the Amazon documentary on the club’s season. “Woe is us. We will surely not recover from this setback.” Or words to that effect.

Mourinho felt that Kane carried Spurs and the same has been suggested by Pep Guardiola, the Manchester City manager. Everybody remembers “the Harry Kane team” discourse.

There is no doubt that Kane is…


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