Harry Kane has revealed that working with a new physio has made him less susceptible to ankle injuries, raising his hopes of playing for England in the World Cup this winter.
The England captain decided to seek further help after he suffered a torn hamstring during Tottenham’s 1-0 loss to Southampton in January 2020. The Spurs striker felt the rupture was the result of repeated severe ankle injuries and his frustrations led him to turn to Spanish fitness. an expert on the recommendation of an athlete from another sport.
Kane said that his physiotherapist, whose identity he refused to reveal, had a huge impact on his body. The 29-year-old has not had a long-term ankle injury since the end of the 2018/19 season. “Tosh on wood,” he told reporters ahead of England’s Nations League match against Italy. now calmer.
“We’ve been working together for almost three years now,” Kane said. “He was really great for me. We worked hours and hours for three years, built a really good relationship and I feel like he really helped me.
“I noticed changes in my body in terms of how my ankles were before and now after. I’m in a completely different place, so it’s really nice.
“I will use it maybe one week out of the month. He doesn’t live in the UK, so he comes for one week a month and stays with me.”
Kane, who has said that England’s players fully support Gareth Southgate, is more confident in his body. After the loss to Southampton, he only missed five games due to injury.
“I struggled to play consistently throughout the season,” he said. “Especially when you come to big tournaments, it’s great to know that your body is in good condition. You can get hurt at any moment, whether it’s a tackle or a wrong move, but I think that when you’re free in your mind and play consistently for a while, it definitely helps your mindset.
“I wasn’t worried, but I was upset. I kept getting ankle injuries and this led to a more severe hamstring injury. As I get older and more mature, you will learn more about your body. When to push and when not to push too hard. You learn as you go. It helped me to consistently play at the level I have.”