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Harry Kane expects to not start some England games

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After the initial victory against Croatia, Harry Kane explained why he expects Gareth Southgate to make rotations for England. 

Harry Kane doesn’t expect to start every game for England during the Euro 2020, he thinks Gareth Southgate will rotate players. Up front, there are too many options with incredible talent to not take advantage of them. Southgate has always been a manager who likes using all the options he has, and Harry Kane completely understands that. Even though he’s been the absolute best English player of the previous season, he also was one of the players with more activity.

Not using other players with fresh legs during the Euros can take an important toll on their self-confidence. Also, Kane is a team player and he understands that the squad needs the best players for the most ideal situations. There is no way Harry believes he will start on every single match for England throughout this tournament. We all want to know what Gareth Southgate will decide or if he can make the final call as soon as he sees Kane is not fit to play. 

What other options does Southgate have? 

Considering how pivotal Harry Kane’s role is in the squad, there are only a handful of players who can actually take his spot. The number one options is Marcus Rashford but he is not a striker. Dominic Calvert-Lewin is the most natural choice to possibly replace the Spurs’ star, Kane knows this is possible as he told The Independent: “You will have to ask Gareth but I never look at it that way. We have great competition for places.

“Dominic has come in and done great. For me it is about training how I train every day try and be the best and try and improve every day and when I play try and give my best for the team. I think that is what everyone is doing at the moment. I am sure there will be rotation among all the players in this tournament and everyone is waiting for the chance to try and make an impact. I will train as hard as I can to play and that is the aim to try and lead the boys out and win the games.”