Gareth Southgate on Harry Kane fitness and Harry Maguire


Gareth Southgate on Harry Kane fitness and Harry Maguire

England manager Gareth Southgate made England fans happy, as he confirmed that Harry Kane will play in a match against USA. "Harry is good. It would be a brave decision to leave him out of the starting line-up!"- Southgate said, as quoted by The update followed on from Jordan Pickford's admission that Kane had trained with the rest of the squad on Wednesday.

I think he is good, probably a bit sore but he's out on the grass today with us. He's fine, yeah," the goalkeeper said.

Harry Maguire

It was also questionable whether Harry Maguire would play, but the Englishman confirmed that he will be ready for the match.

"I was disappointed to come off [against Iran]," said Maguire. "I felt unwell in the second half and we have done all the appropriate actions and I have trained for two days and I feel good. I am ready to go for tomorrow. My 50th cap will be a really proud moment for myself.

I've had some unbelievable memories. Every time I put the shirt on, it's such a proud moment. Scoring in the quarter-final of the World Cup and the Euros, reaching a semi-final, reaching a final: there have been many memories.

There are still a lot of players who were there in my debut and are still there now. I've played a lot of games with John Stones, he's been there in pretty much every game I've been in." Southgate is happy with his central defenders: Harry Maguire and John Stones.

"We wanted to build our team of having the capability of playing out from the back," said Southgate. "Harry and John Stones have provided that incredible platform to build on. "We won't appreciate that stability in possession until they're not there.

And they can defend well. They know each other's games and they fight for each other. They take pride in keeping clean sheets but they need to liven up! "Harry's 50th cap is well deserved. He has played a big role in two big tournament performances and we hope it's a third."

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