England “don’t danger gamers” and captain Harry Kane “has not had an damage”, says supervisor Gareth Southgate.
Tottenham striker Kane appeared as a 66th-minute substitute in Sunday’s Nations League win over Belgium.
Spurs boss Jose Mourinho requested worldwide managers to shield his gamers after a hefty fixture schedule and is reportedly against Kane beginning in opposition to Denmark on Wednesday.
Southgate stated he desires gamers “match” and “as sharp as doable”.
Tottenham have been the primary English facet to return to motion this season due to their involvement within the Europa League qualifiers and earlier than Sunday, Kane had featured in 10 video games up to now 29 days for membership and nation.
Kane, 27, was despatched for a scan however Southgate stated the participant has been “absolutely match for the reason that finish of final week”.
He added: “I do not actually perceive the story. He would have began the final sport however didn’t have sufficient coaching time and was advantageous in the course of the sport, so is match and accessible.
“I didn’t perceive the tales being run and the place that’s coming from as a result of they aren’t the conversations we’ve got been having with Spurs medically. It’s one thing that’s not actually affecting us in camp.
“He has been absolutely match for the reason that finish of final week, simply earlier than the final sport. He has not had an damage, he was feeling muscle soreness which may occur to athletes however there was no damage at any level.”
Kane has scored 32 objectives in 48 worldwide matches for England however is but to seek out the web for the Three Lions in 2020.
The facet tackle Denmark at Wembley (kick-off 19:45 BST) trying to preserve their unbeaten report within the competitors, by which they’re high of group A2.
Southgate stated: “We don’t danger gamers, I’ve been a participant and my precedence is the welfare of gamers. Now we have by no means risked a participant, have by no means misplaced a participant via an error in our coaching loading and we delight ourselves in taking care of the participant.
“We wish them match, we would like them as sharp as doable for the video games and our problem with Harry earlier than Sunday’s sport was about having the ability to carry out on the highest stage.
“Now he has obtained a further couple of days coaching in and it isn’t even a difficulty.”
‘Extra to return from Rashford’
If Kane does begin in opposition to Denmark he’ll probably be supported by Manchester United ahead Marcus Rashford, who scored his eleventh England purpose in Sunday’s win over Belgium simply days after being awarded an MBE.
Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane was essential of Rashford’s first-half show at Wembley however Southgate says it’s simple to neglect the striker continues to be 23.
“I believe typically he does not realise how good he will be,” Southgate instructed BBC Radio 5 Reside.
“I believe within the second half on the weekend you noticed a participant with perception, ambition, working for the staff, purpose menace, tempo and guile and ability that frightens the opposition.
“He has obtained to proceed to have that perception in himself. We have large religion in him. There may be a lot extra to return.”
Trippier missed as Grealish settles
Over a yr has handed since England’s final defeat – 2-1 in opposition to Czech Republic – and since then Southgate’s facet have scored 23 objectives and conceded simply as soon as.
Atletico Madrid full-back Kieran Trippier has impressed when known as upon throughout that run of kind however will miss going through Denmark for “private causes”.
“He is a child who since he has labored with us has given completely every part,” added Southgate.
“He has had a big impact on huge matches and his defending, the grittiness of his defending the opposite day, was a key part in what was a really sturdy again line.
“It’s totally uncommon we’ve got a full squad to choose from. Usually we’re having to do with out two or three key gamers. Now we have obtained to go and do the identical on Wednesday.”
Southgate revealed Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish – who has two caps however was an unused substitute at within the win over Belgium – had been carrying “a knock”.
“I believe he’s having fun with the expertise and he is having fun with seeing how we need to play and that is barely totally different to his membership,” added Southgate.
“Clearly each participant has to regulate to that, so he’s very a lot within the body. He is persevering with to show his place inside the squad that is for positive.”