Harry Kane is the first-choice striker for England during the European Championship but he had a subdued game last Sunday against Croatia.
The Three Lions take on Scotland in their second group game on Friday and after his average performance vs Croatia, fears are growing that Harry Kane could have a muted tournament thanks to all the transfer rumours surrounding him.
Just a few weeks ago, the Spurs man has hinted at a possible summer exit and right now, a host of top Premier League clubs are interested in signing him.
But despite all the transfer buzz, the England striker has made it clear that the rumours are not going to affect his performances and his full focus is on delivering for England.
Kane said, as per Evening Standard: “It’s very rare to have a home tournament and for me personally, this is as close as it’s going to get. We’ve got to try to use that to our advantage as much as possible.
“That’s all I’m focused on. It’s obviously a massive tournament and I know how much it means to the country. We know we haven’t won a major trophy for a long, long time so to try to achieve that with a lot of the games at Wembley, our home stadium, would be incredible.
“That’s all I’m focused on, that’s all the team are focused on and we’ll do our very best to, as first step, qualify tomorrow night and then hopefully go as far as possible after that.
“Tomorrow night is going to be a tough game. There has been a lot of build-up around it. But it is our second game at a major tournament and our focus is to try to win and make sure we try to qualify tomorrow night and give ourselves as much of a chance of getting through as early as possible.
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“That’s all we are focused on. We know there is a lot of build-up around it but we’re just trying to stay focused on us and what we need to do.”
Premier League sides like Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City have been heavily linked with the Tottenham Hotspur man but right now, Daniel Levy is not interested in cashing in on him.
Several reports claim Spurs have put a £150-odd million transfer tag on him so that the interested clubs drop their interest in the 27-year-old.
Despite this huge asking price, the three English clubs are being constantly linked with Harry Kane and various experts claim that if the player shows a desire to leave then Levy will have no other option but to cash in on him.
Right now, Harry Kane will be Southgate’s headache since the England manager will be keeping his fingers crossed that his premier striker remains focused for the remainder of the Euros.