World Cup 2022: Harry Kane says ‘hype’ round harm just like Beckham and Rooney

World Cup 2022: Harry Kane says ‘hype’ round harm just like Beckham and Rooney

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England captain Harry Kane says the “hype and noise” round his harm is just like when David Beckham and Wayne Rooney suffered their points earlier than and through earlier main tournaments.

Kane sustained a heavy blow to the ankle within the opening 6-2 win over Iran and was taken off after 76 minutes.

The Tottenham striker had a precautionary scan, however then performed the entire of the laboured 0-0 draw in opposition to the US.

“Whether or not or not I’m totally match or injured, another person can are available – in any place,” Kane advised BBC Sport.

“The group is not simply me. We now have 26 gamers right here who’re all trying to obtain the identical factor: to win a World Cup.”

In 2002, England’s build-up to the World Cup was overshadowed by information headlines and bulletins about captain Beckham’s notorious metatarsal harm.

Simply 54 days earlier than the beginning of the event in Japan and South Korea, the midfielder broke a bone in his left foot taking part in for Manchester United within the Champions League.

However Beckham made a outstanding restoration following remedy in an oxygen tent to steer his facet to the quarter-finals, the place they have been overwhelmed 2-1 by eventual winners Brazil.

Two years later, an 18-year-old Rooney was breaking on to the worldwide stage and was England’s star participant at Euro 2004, scoring 4 targets throughout a run to the final eight.

However, like Beckham, he suffered a damaged metatarsal within the quarter-final in opposition to Portugal and England ultimately misplaced the match (6-5) on penalties.

“I used to be an England fan earlier than I used to be an England participant. I do know [about] when Rooney obtained injured, when Beckham had the harm, so I do know the hype and noise that may come,” Kane added.

“I do know and perceive why it occurs, however from our viewpoint, we’re totally centered on ourselves to go far within the event.”

England high Group B and can progress to the final 16 in Qatar in the event that they keep away from a four-goal defeat by Wales of their ultimate group recreation on Tuesday (19:00 GMT kick-off).

Kane stated: “I really feel good. I do know there was plenty of noise. Within the Iran recreation, I may simply have performed the total 90 minutes, however the supervisor modified it for tactical causes.

“I had a precautionary scan – which is widespread in our sport – and it got here again just about all clear. Good to go.

“Bodily, I really feel good and I will probably be prepared for the sport.”

‘This event fits us’

The World Cup in Qatar has been moved to a winter slot for the primary time due to the intense temperatures that may be reached within the nation in summer time.

It has meant that leagues world wide have been paused halfway via the season to accommodate the event, with the Premier League stopping simply seven days earlier than the opening recreation.

Simply 11 days earlier than the beginning, Spurs supervisor Antonio Conte stated Kane was “actually, actually drained” after being changed within the second half of the Carabao Cup 2-0 loss in opposition to Nottingham Forest.

Kane added: “I do not assume there will probably be one other main event the place the gamers will probably be at this peak, health sensible.

“This event, the match health has been simpler than a summer time event the place you could have 4 or 5 weeks off and need to get again as much as match velocity.

“This event fits plenty of us as a result of we’re used to taking part in each three days at this stage within the season.”

World Cup 2022: Harry Kane says ‘hype’ round harm just like Beckham and Rooney

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