Harry Kane is in great doubt about England’s Nations League match with Belgium after suffering a muscle injury – which means overheated Dominic Calvert Lewin is preparing to start the role.
- Harry Kane was expected to be the lead line between England and Belgium at Wembley
- Tottenham Hotspur striker is known to have suffered a muscle injury
- It remains to be seen how serious it will be and whether he will miss the Denmark game as well
- Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored a goal against Wales and prepares to join the team
There is great doubt that England captain Harry Kane will be injured in Sunday’s match against Belgium in the European Nations League.
The Tottenham striker had been expected to lead Gareth Southgate’s streak at Wembley, but sources say he will miss the match after suffering a muscle injury.
Kane will, for the time being, remain with the England national team, but it remains to be seen whether he is available for Wednesday’s match against Denmark if he misses tonight’s game against Roberto Martinez’s side.
Gareth Southgate took a hit with Harry Kane suffering a muscle problem
Dominic Calvert Lewin is poised to step in and lead the line in a context rich in form
Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who scored in his England debut in Thursday’s 3–0 win over Wales, is hoping to replace Kane.
The news will be a big blow to manager Gareth Southgate, who is now dreading a confrontation against the number 1 team in the world without his captain and one of the most feared forwards on the planet.
This development would also frustrate Tottenham’s coach Jose Mourinho, who pleaded with Southgate to take care of his attacking star amid exhausting concerns after the start of Tottenham, which had exhausted their energy this season.
England Southgate coach will call up his top players for tonight’s match against Belgium.
After being picked for a test first line-up against Wales on Thursday evening, England coach Southgate is set to make a slew of changes for tonight’s European Nations League match against Roberto Martinez’s side.
Jose Mourinho will be furious if Kane, who has played a lot of football, gets seriously injured
The England striker is a huge doubt in the face of Belgium in the Nations League
England (3-4-3): Beckford Walker, Maguire, Dyer; Alexander Arnold, Henderson, Rice Trippier; Mt. Calvert Lewin, Rashford.
Understandably, Manchester City right back Kyle Walker is on his way to start as one of three defenders in a 3-4-3 formation – a role he took on successfully during England’s jubilant run to the World Cup semi-finals in 2018.
He is expected to start alongside Harry Maguire and Eric Dyer in defense, while Jordan Pickford is set to return in goal after Nick Pope’s impressive performance in the win over Ryan Giggs’ side.
Trent Alexander-Arnold is expected to play at right back while Kieran Trippier, who led the team on Thursday, is expected to start from the opposite winger.
Jordan Henderson, who would lead the team if Kane knocked out, and Declan Rice must fill in the central midfield, while Marcus Rashford, having won an MBE award, is slated to play Mason Mount in advanced roles.
Kyle Walker is expected to start with England as one of three defenders