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Jamie Carragher says Tottenham have a 'world-class' player, who's been brilliant for years now
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Jamie Carragher says Tottenham have a 'world-class' player, who's been brilliant for years now

Jamie Carragher has told Football Daily that not having Tottenham striker Harry Kane would considerably weaken England.

The striker has been sent for a scan on his ankle this week after a robust tackle against Iran in Monday’s 6-2 win.

Kane was the Golden Boot winner at the World Cup in 2018 and he will hold a desire to achieve a similar feat this time around.

It does seem as though his injury won’t rule him out of tomorrow’s game against the USA and that will come as a relief to England fans.

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Kane could now start tomorrow’s clash and Carragher believes England need their talismanic striker to be on top form.

He told Football Daily: “I think it would be a big concern and I don’t think it’s too disrespectful to the other strikers in the squad to say there would be a big drop-off.

“Over the past few years, he’s been a world-class striker, he was the top goalscorer in the last World Cup and I think we all know he’s one of the first names on the team sheet.

“The backup behind him does leave us a little bit weaker. If Harry Kane were to miss two or three games in this tournament it would be a huge problem.”

Carragher says that not having Kane would weaken England

The ex-Liverpool defender is spot on. If England have any desire of winning the tournament this year, they will need Kane fit.

There is no chance that the Three Lions could overcome the world’s elite without their captain and in-form striker.

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It will be interesting to see what part Kane does play tomorrow against the United States but it’s likely he will start.

England know that a win tomorrow night will see them progress to the knockout stages of the competition.

That couldn’t give Southgate any clearer incentive as they bid to avoid a nervy group finale against Wales.

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