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Gareth Southgate explains Harry Kane’s absence from England beginning XI as Tottenham star is called on bench vs Belgium


Harry Kane was a notable absentee from England’s beginning XI to face Belgium within the Nations League on Saturday however boss Gareth Southgate insists he’s not injured.

Stories earlier within the day recommended the Tottenham striker was resulting from miss the sport via damage with Dominic Calvert-Lewin set to start out in his place.

England captain Harry Kane was left on the bench against Belgium

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England captain Harry Kane was left on the bench in opposition to Belgium

Kane was ignored of the line-up, with the Everton striker spearheading the assault, however Southgate mentioned he was affected by ‘muscle fatigue’.

Southgate advised Sky Sports activities: “He’s had a wierd coaching week actually. We gave him a few days restoration after Sunday. He began coaching Wednesday, had a little bit of cramp. He’s had muscle fatigue principally.

Calvert-Lewin led the attack against Belgium

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Calvert-Lewin led the assault in opposition to Belgium

“He missed many of the week’s coaching. Acquired a bit extra assured in it in direction of the top of the week however hasn’t performed sufficient on the sphere to start out.

“He’s not injured however is there for maybe later within the recreation. That’s the state of affairs.

“He appears extra assured in how he feels however he’s not had a number of coaching time this week.”

Calvert-Lewin and Kieran Trippier are the one starters from Thursday’s pleasant win in opposition to Wales to retain their locations.

Kyle Walker received his 50th cap and Harry Maguire made his first England look in practically 11 months, whereas Jordan Henderson skippered the aspect at an empty Wembley.

Jack Grealish – man of the match in opposition to Wales – was named on the bench and Jordan Pickford began in objective.

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