I'm fully focused on England: Harry Kane amid transfer rumours

The English captain, who has struggled to reach his usual heights in Euro 2020, has been linked with a move away from Tottenham Hotspur in the coming window.

Harry Kane leads England against Scotland; Credit: [email protected]

Skipper Harry Kane revealed that he has had no contact with Tottenham Hotspur about his future during Euro 2020 as he remains “fully focused” on England. The situation surrounding Kane has been strange with the striker being heavily linked to leave Spurs in the upcoming transfer window. In the midst of all these rumours, Kane’s form has been worrying so far at Euro 2020. The striker has not only failed to score a goal in the group stage but has struggled to reach the heights of his usual self. England’s playing style and a lack of service are not helping his performance either.

The 27-year-old has stated that he has neither spoken to his brother Charlie, who is also his agent, nor with the club about his future. “To be honest, I feel like when I come away with England I’m just fully focused on England,” he said. “My brother is my agent, but the only time I’ve spoken to my brother really over the last few weeks is, ‘Good luck, let’s get a win, and let’s take England all the way’. After the games, I’ll have one of the club physios just checking up, making sure that everything is okay, but other than that, not really (any contact).

“I have good luck messages and things like that but nothing to do with the personal stuff with the club really. So, it doesn’t really bother me about the outside noise. When I’m here I’m with the boys, I try to help the boys, be a leader in the team. I need to get to know the boys, see what makes certain players tick and helping the younger lads, so I feel like I’ve got enough on my plate to worry about anything outside of England.”

‘I’m in the best shape of Euro 2020’

Kane is yet to open his account in the three matches he has played in this Euro. Next up is a tough assignment against Germany in the round-of-16 for England. “That’s where I’m at and of course I feel like it’s one of them where if you’re not scoring as a striker, people look for every little angle why you’re not scoring and that’s probably the case in this tournament so far. But like I said, as long as I’m focused, I’ve got the self-belief I have, I’m not worried about anyone else,” he added.

“If I’m totally honest I don’t really read anything, no media. The most important thing is about us as a group and us a staff and as a nation and when you are in these tournament modes, sometimes it’s easy to get caught away with other stuff, but the experience I’ve had in the last few tournaments is just to focus on this and do what you can in the moment and leave no regrets.”

Despite not scoring a goal in the tournament, Kane believes physically he is in the best shape possible going into Tuesday’s game against Germany. “People are quick to change their mind, it wasn’t too long ago when I won the Golden Boot and I was the best thing in the world, people were raving about you,” he said. “That’s why I’ve always said, as a footballer, you can’t get too high or too low, you just have to have that neutral mode.

“Self-belief is a huge thing. I’ve always believed in myself. I could go 10, 15 games without scoring but give me a chance and I’d back myself to score it. Like I said, I’m in a good place. Going into Tuesday night, physically, I’m in the best shape of the tournament so far, and that’s what I kind of wanted going into this.”

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