Gareth Southgate provides injury updates on Harry Kane and Kyle Walker following England’s loss.

Gareth Southgate provides injury updates on Harry Kane and Kyle Walker following England's loss.

Harry Kane is set to go back to Munich and as a result, will not be able to participate in England’s friendly game against Belgium. In addition, Gareth Southgate may also have to play without Kyle Walker in Tuesday’s match.

The English team’s leader, Kane, was present at Wembley for the 1-0 loss against Brazil, but his ankle injury is significant enough to prevent him from participating in their upcoming friendly. Southgate said, “He will leave and will not be recovered in time for Tuesday.”

In the absence of both Kane and Jordan Henderson, Walker took on the role of wearing the armband, but the Manchester City defender was substituted during the first half.

Southgate also mentioned that the player has not experienced many injuries, so he is uncertain if it is just stiffness. It is likely that if he is feeling discomfort, it could be more than just tightness, but we will have a better understanding within the next day or two.

Henderson and Cole Palmer might both be fit for the Belgium game and Southgate said: “The two boys trained today so they’ve come through that OK. They should join the group that will train tomorrow and we’ll go from there with that.”

Southgate awarded debuts to Anthony Gordon as a starter and Kobbie Mainoo and Ezri Konsa as substitutes during the game against Belgium. He spoke highly of all three players.

“Having Kobbie join us was an opportunity for him to test the waters,” he stated. “Seeing him on the field was undoubtedly a wonderful moment for him and his loved ones. He displayed a few impressive moves and moments of composure, hinting at his potential for growth.”

I was impressed with Anthony’s performance. He excelled in both aspects of his game. It was great to see Ezri step in and handle a skilled player with such composure. His debut was excellent and we were very pleased with him.

Instead of Kane, Ollie Watkins was the leader of the attack, according to Southgate. The coach also commented, “I believe Ollie performed well, although he didn’t have many clear opportunities on goal as a forward. However, his overall efforts were impressive.”

“I was pleasantly satisfied with the players who substituted. We must evaluate them and determine our options if we were to be without Harry for an important game.”

“I am obviously not fond of losing football games, however I do believe that there were numerous impressive individual displays from players who have had limited playtime for England.”


The source of this information is from the Independent news publication.