By Ben Dinnery
Harry Kane may be worried about picking up an injury before the World Cup but he cannot let it affect his performances for Tottenham.
That is the view of medical expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in injury and data analysis.
As quoted by football.london last week (11 October), Kane claimed he was focused on giving “120 per cent” for Tottenham and not thinking about a potential injury ahead of the tournament next month.
He insisted that focusing on not picking up an injury is when they are more likely to occur.
“Look, it’s one thing what you say publicly,” Dinnery told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
“We know that he’s been working with psychologists away from Tottenham.
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“You have to continue and do what you need to do as you always have done. If you start altering the way you play, start pulling out of challenges then you are more likely to pick up an injury.
“Despite this media narrative around Kane picking up a lot of injuries, his availability record over the past few seasons, despite that hamstring injury that coincided with the shutdown so that may be related and his ankle problems, we’re still talking about a player who, generally, is at a very high level.”
As quoted by the Daily Mail earlier this week (18 October), Antonio Conte insisted Kane wants to play every game and is not distracted by the World Cup.
Tottenham are next in action on Sunday (23 October) when they host Newcastle United.
In other news, Tottenham have been backed to win the race to James Maddison after a journalist’s update.
By Ben Dinnery