Between September 2016 and April 2019, Kane suffered five separate ankle ligament injuries and the persistent issues led the England captain to tear his hamstring on New Year’s Day 2020 while playing for Tottenham at Southampton. He did not play again until June of that year, during Project Restart, but has since missed just five matches through injury after employing a personal physio. The Spanish fitness coach, who Kane declined to name, was recommended to him by another athlete and spends one week of each month living with the Spurs forward. You can read Kane’s comments in full here! (Getty Images)Why England must bank on Foden for World Cup with Grealish a super sub17:57, Jonathan GorrieLess than six minutes into England’s Euro 2020 campaign, in the dazzling Wembley sunshine, a bleach-blond Phil Foden stands up a scrambling Croatia defender, shimmies inside onto his left foot, curls the ball low past goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic, then watches in dismay as his shot ricochets back off the base of the post.
Twelve months on, after a disastrous run of four Nations League matches in a fortnight without a victory, the fear set in that Southgate’s England might already have peaked, this group of players taken as far as they might go by a manager of statesmanlike decency and tactical limitations. Read the full feature here! (The FA via Getty Images)Standard Sport’s Dan Kilpatrick arrives at San Siro18:16, Jonathan GorrieOne of the most iconic grounds in football, soon to be on the way out. Kane ‘free’ after ankle injuries threatened Tottenham and England18:07, Jonathan GorrieHarry Kane has revealed that working with a new personal physiotherapist has helped him to feel “free” on the pitch and overcome the ankle injuries which hampered his career.
Goal and Highlights: Italy 1-0 England in UEFA Nations
Italia-Inghilterra oggi, Nations League calcio: orario 23
Game of few chances20:10, Jonathan Gorrie23:00 - Reece James gets forward and should do better with an early cross to Kane, which falls just behind the England captain. Dan Kilpatrick at San Siro20:07, Jonathan GorrieEngland are seeing more of the ball but their flow is being disrupted by an aggressive Italian press. Whenever an England player threatens to make progress in Italy’s half, there’s a blue shirt on him. England improving20:06, Jonathan Gorrie19:00 - Both teams are far from their best tonight, though Italy have probaby had the better of things thus far. England have improved from a shaky start, however, breaking forward and putting some nice passes together in the final third.
Italia-Inghilterra 1-0, risultato finale: azzurri giocheranno per il primo posto con l’UngheriaLa partita Italia-Inghilterra, valida per la quinta giornata della Nations League 2022/2023, si gioca oggi alle 20:45 allo stadio San Siro di Milano – verso il sold out, 35 mila i biglietti venduti. La sfida tra la formazione di Mancini e quella di Southgate sarà trasmessa in TV in chiaro sul primo canale Rai e in streaming gratuitamente su Rai Play. Dove vedere la partita Italia-Inghilterra di Nations League in diretta TV? Dove si vede la partita dell'Italia in tv? Italia-Inghilterra sarà trasmessa in esclusiva dalla televisione di Stato. Sulla Rai si potrà assistere all'intero incontro in diretta, al prepartita e al post gara con i consueti collegamenti dallo studio.
Half chance for Italy19:50, Jonathan Gorrie04:00 - Raspadori tries a snap shot after getting past Maguire, though he’s flagged offside. Cagey start19:49, Jonathan Gorrie03:00 - England pressing well, but Italy seem happy to knock the ball around defence. KICK-OFF19:47, Jonathan GorrieAway we go! Huge support for Harry Maguire19:46, Jonathan GorrieThe under-fire Manchester United defender applauded by the traveling England fans. The future for England? 19:23, Jonathan GorrieBukayo Saka speaks19:14, Jonathan Gorrie“I like challenges”, says Bukayo Saka of his left wing-back role at San Siro tonight. Dan Kilpatrick’s pre-match verdict19:13, Jonathan GorrieHarry Kane’s pre-match message19:03, Jonathan Gorrie“We want to bounce back and win games, ” the England captain told BBC Radio Five Live. “Ideally, we would love to win both games and go into the World Cup full of confidence [and] on the up.
England v Italy result - Three Lions labour to home draw
(AFP via Getty Images)FT: Italy 1-0 England21:41, Jonathan GorrieEngland’s worst run under Gareth Soutghate continues as the Three Lions are relegated in meek fashion. One more game until the World Cup... Into added time21:37, Jonathan Gorrie90+3: Frankly, England are going down without a whimper. England on the brink of relegation21:28, Jonathan Gorrie82:00 - A bit more urgency from England at the moment but Italy almost kill the game, hitting the post from a yard out.
Good spell for England20:23, Jonathan Gorrie35:00 - James and Kane earning the away side two corners in quick succession, though England are yet to have a shot. Jorginho always in space20:19, Jonathan Gorrie32:00 - Rice and Bellingham leaving the Chelsea star to pick passes at will. A gap that needs tightening. Phil Foden getting on the ball20:16, Jonathan Gorrie28:00 - The City star is dropping deeper, looking to take on players and find angles. The more he sees of the ball, the better chance England have of breaking this Italian team down.
Having come under intense scrutiny earlier this year, Gareth Southgate is still looking for answers ahead of his third major tournament in charge of the Three Lions. Malik Ouzia looks at the key issues facing England… (AFP via Getty Images)A look inside the dressing room18:35, Jonathan GorrieConfirmed Italy lineup18:29, Jonathan GorrieConfirmed England lineup18:23, Jonathan GorrieGareth Southgate needs answers18:21, Jonathan GorrieThe summers of 2018 and 2021 were landmark stages on England’s journey under Gareth Southgate, but nine weeks out from the third major tournament of the manager’s reign, quite where they are heading now is unclear. In the defiant days after last year’s European Championship near-miss against Italy, a linear rise from tournament irrelevance to a semi-final and then a final seemed to have only one logical conclusion for a young but maturing squad in Qatar.
Dan Kilpatrick at San Siro21:03, Jonathan GorrieIt’s been a livelier start to the second half, and an offside flag has just spared the blushes of England and Barella after a bad miss from the Italy forward following a fine move. It’s more end to end now, and England have also been more purposeful, particularly on the counter. Italy growing into this20:59, Jonathan Gorrie51:00 - Scamacca is winning duels, able to turn and start attacks. The second-half isn’t much better than the first, mind. England break20:53, Jonathan Gorrie48:00 - Kane goes alone instead of finding Foden, winning a corner with a shot from a tight angle.