Harry Kane returned to football after a long break which includes the matches missed during the time of hamstring injury which he acquired in January. After such a long break, his first match was against Manchester United which ended upon draw. In the field, he was clearly out of space indicating that the six-month-long break has affected him. His performance at the match has been criticised by many which include the former Arsenal player Paul Merson. But Mourinho has defended Kane and has showered him with praises.
Former Tottenham Hotspur graduate Jamie O’Hara believes Harry Kane should stay put with the north London side for the long-term, even if they are unable to win any trophies. The England international has netted 181 goals over the past six years for Spurs but the club have still failed to win any form of silverware.
Kane recently admitted that he may consider a fresh challenge in the future, if the club are unable to deliver trophies but O’Hara feels the striker should remain with the capital outfit for the rest of his career and leave a legacy in the game. He added that there is no assurance of trophies with a move to Manchester United and Kane should stay put with Spurs to cement a legendary status.
England boss Gareth Southgate has decided to take a 30% cut in wages so that the Football Association can breathe a sigh of relief during these troubled times. The coronavirus pandemic has brought the world to a standstill and this effectively has eroded the market value of players quite a lot.
Steven Gerrard is not hurrying to return to Liverpool and he is very much comfortable staying with the Scottish club Rangers. He confirms that Liverpool will be his team always. He has an extension of the contract with Rangers as he has made impressive development in his leadership. With the development of work in the Scottish club has given him an opportunity to have discussions with Liverpool.
England right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has said that he has always loved Liverpool and has no plans of leaving the club in the near future. The 21-year-old has been hugely consistent for the Reds over the past few years and he is now regarded as one of the best attacking full-backs in European football.
Sheffield United’s on-loan goalkeeper Dean Henderson is eyeing the number one role with the England national side after his consistent displays with the Blades over the course of the Premier League season. The shot-stopper was hugely influential towards the club’s promotion from the Championship last term and they were able to retain his services on loan for the second-straight season from Manchester United.
Having reached the World Cup semi-final in 2018 and the UEFA Nations League Finals last year in Portugal, there is plenty the English national team has to build on going into the Euro 2020.
England international Harry Kane has said that Tottenham Hotspur should carry on with the momentum after bagging their fourth win from five Premier League matches. The north London side recently had a tough encounter against Wolverhampton Wanderers on the road but they managed to come up with the three points after a Jan Vertonghen winner in stoppage time.
With the victory, they are within three points off fourth-placed Chelsea and they have the chance to break into the top four places, considering they face the Blues in a London derby at the Tottenham Hotspur this weekend. Ahead of the game, Kane has spoken about the club’s uptrend in league form and believes the club stand a good chance of coming out of the festive period in a strong position in the standings.
England manager Gareth Southgate has hailed James Maddison ahead of the country’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against Montenegro and Kosovo. The Leicester City midfielder has previously been called up to the senior squad on four occasions but he has failed to make an appearance with Southgate relying on experienced faces such as Ross Barkley.
Speaking ahead of the forthcoming games, Southgate has praised the ability of the former Norwich City man and believes the 22-year-old can prove an influential player for the Three Lions, he told: “He’s a player of outstanding technical ability. He has an eye for an incisive pass, his set-play delivery is world class – absolutely top.”
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has urged Andros Townsend not to give up on another call-up with the England national team. The 28-year-old was a regular choice under Hodgson when he was the Three Lions head coach but he has not been able to break into the squad under the guidance of current boss Gareth Southgate.
Speaking in a press conference, Hodgson said that he would never discourage someone from playing at a higher level and that includes representing the national side. He added that Townsend has gone through a rough phase this season after an impressive 2018/19 campaign and the attacker would himself acknowledge the same.