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I'm confident of playing World Cup, says Kane

England striker Harry Kane

Kolkata, March 13: The 2018 FIFA World Cup is just three months away and England’s main striker Harry Kane picked up an injury. The Tottenham attacker injured his right ankle during the Premier League match against AFC Bournemouth on Sunday (March 11). Wearing a protective boot, Harry Kane left the stadium on crutches.

While everybody is concerned about Kane’s injury, the Three Lions star is fully confident of recovering in time for the Russia World Cup. England have been drawn in Group G along with Belgium, Panama and Tunisia. The 1966-WC champion team will begin their 15th World Cup journey against Tunisia on June 18 at Volgograd Arena.

Talking about his chances of featuring in the WC, Kane told FourFourTwo, "I know some people will think that's it for my chances, but I'm confident I can wince around the pitch for 70 goalless minutes against Tunisia and Panama before scoring a disputed penalty in a dead rubber against Belgium."

The 24-years old further added, "If we do scrape through to the second round, I'm revved up about being a passenger against Colombia. My country needs me to keep a fully-fit Marcus Rashford out of the starting XI, and an unplayable Ryan Sessegnon watching on the sofa back home. And nothing, least of all an inability to put any weight on my dominant foot, is going to stop me."

Currently, Kane is in great form as he has scored a total of 35 goals for Spurs this season. Kane (24 goals) is also the joint top-scorer in this Premier League with the Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah (24 goals).

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    Story first published: Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 10:11 [IST]
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