Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane has rejected the idea that he is struggling with fatigue, after he was guilty of another lacklustre display for England against Croatia on Friday.
The 25-year-old has now failed to find the back of the net in six consecutive matches for his country, with his last England goal coming in the Round of 16 victory over Colombia at the World Cup. The fitness of several Tottenham players came under scrutiny earlier this season after they fell to three consecutive defeats, however the club appear to have rediscovered their form.
He added: “It’s been tough after the World Cup not getting much rest but I think I dealt with it well. I’ve stayed fit and stayed healthy. That’s my main priority at the start of the season. Now it’s a case of building on that and pushing forward over the winter period.”
The Spurs star then went on to discuss the match with Croatia, during which he saw a headed effort hit the bar. He said: “It was obviously a tough evening and a weird game to be involved in with no fans but I think we coped with it pretty well.
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“The first half was probably an even game, we had one off the post and they had a couple of chances. In the second-half I think we played really well, we moved it quicker and got into more dangerous areas.
“Obviously I had one off the bar and Marcus Rashford had a couple that we probably should have scored.
“But overall we are happy with the performance against Croatia. A bit more clinical and it would have been perfect but we move on to the game in Spain.
“And I’ll be ready to go again on Monday for sure.”
After their disappointing start to the UEFA Nations League, England will need a victory over Spain on Monday if they are to have any chance at finishing top of their group.