Kane: I'm at my fighting weight

2018-06-06 12:37
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Harry Kane (Getty Images)

Cape Town - England captain Harry Kane has moved to clear up concerns about his fitness after FIFA erroneously listed him as weighing 96 kilograms.

There were fears that the 24-year-old striker would not be in peak condition for the 2018 Soccer World Cup after an ankle injury kept him out of action for three weeks in March.

However, Kane insists he is fighting fit following a 73-minute runout against Nigeria on Friday at Wembley, where he scored the second goal in a 2-1 win for Gareth Southgate's side.

The Tottenham star, who scored 30 Premier League goals for the first time in his career this past season, also suggested that world football's governing body should recheck their data on him.

"The lads came over to me yesterday afternoon and said my weight had been put at 96 kilos," Kane said at the England media day.

"I don't know if it's been changed but I'm definitely not 15-and-a-half-stone. I'm normally about 89 or 90 kilos. We weigh most days when we get up and that's normally my fighting weight.

"I feel really good and training has been of a high intensity. Obviously, everyone is fighting for places and that has pushed everyone along fitness-wise.

"It's been a tough camp and that's what we all needed. It was good to get some minutes on the weekend and I'm fully refreshed."

England's first Group G match is against the lowly ranked Tunisia at the Volgograd Arena on Saturday, June 18.

Kick-off is at 20:00 (SA time).

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