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Euro 2020: Harry Kane WILL start in England’s crucial clash against Czech Republic

Harry Kane WILL start in crucial Group D clash against Czech Republic on Tuesday, insists Gareth Southgate, despite little joy at Euro 2020 – as England boss admits Spurs striker is their ‘most important player’

Gareth Southgate has confirmed that Harry Kane will keep his spot for England during their final group stage clash against the Czech Republic.

Kane has been criticised for his below-par performances at the tournament so far, leading to questions over whether or not he would be dropped in a shock move.

But Three Lions boss Southgate will keep faith with the misfiring talisman on Tuesday evening, as his team look to officially seal their spot in the knockout rounds. 

Harry Kane will start for England against the Czech Republic, Gareth Southgate has confirmed

When quizzed by ITV over whether it was safe to gather that Kane would be fielded in the No 9 role once again, Southgate said: ‘You can assume that. Yeah, absolutely.’

The admission comes despite Kane having failed to record a single shot on target over the last two games, and with Dominic Calvert-Lewin waiting in the wings. 

Kane has insisted injuries or the speculation surrounding his Tottenham future have not taken a toll on his displays, both of which have seen him taken off.

More to follow.