Gareth Southgate has poured chilly water on solutions there’s a club-versus-country row between Tottenham and England over Harry Kane.
The Spurs striker was a 66th-minute substitute in England’s 2-1 Nations League win over Belgium on Sunday after being named on the bench on account of muscle fatigue.
However Three Lions supervisor Southgate may danger the wrath of Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho by beginning Kane in Wednesday’s Nations League conflict with Denmark.
Kane has already performed eight matches because the begin of the 2020/21 marketing campaign, greater than any of his England teammates.
Southgate mentioned: “That isn’t the conversations we’ve got been having with Spurs medically, and never conversations we’ve got been having within the camp.
“He has not had an damage, he was feeling delayed muscle groups soreness, which might occur to athletes.
“We don’t danger gamers, my precedence is at all times the welfare of gamers.”
Earlier than the worldwide break, Mourinho insisted he trusted Southgate to guard his Tottenham stars given their hectic begin to the season.
Spurs have performed 4 Premier League matches, three Europa League video games and as soon as within the Carabao Cup since September 13.
Mourinho mentioned: “You already know, I imagine that Gareth and [assistant] Steve [Holland], they care concerning the gamers.
“I don’t suppose they need to be linked with one thing that may be a consequence of this week and the three worldwide matches, which is clearly an excessive amount of, particularly for my gamers.
“So I don’t converse with Gareth and even with Steve, and naturally with Steve I’m excellent mates. I simply allow them to do the job in the way in which they need to do it with the liberty they deserve.”