Harry Kane has revealed he has hired a personal physiotherapist to help him with his injury issues and is now feeling better than ever.
The England captain is in line to start Friday’s Nations League clash with Italy at the San Siro, having missed no more than two games through injury since facing his own man.
Kane was ruled out with a hamstring injury in January 2020 and, coupled with the disruption to the schedule caused by the coronavirus pandemic, did not return to action for almost six months.
Since then he has only been sidelined with minor worries and, with less than two months to go until the opener of England’s World Cup campaign, he believes he is in the game. best physical shape of his career.
“I would probably say so,” replied the Tottenham striker when asked if he was in better shape than ever.
“Different coaches have different philosophies and we worked very hard in pre-season, it was a difficult pre-season. I started well. I feel good – in other words.
“I was at a period in my career where I struggled to play consistently throughout a season.
“Especially when you’re going to major tournaments, it’s great to know that your body is in good shape.
“Of course you can get injured at any time, whether it’s a tackle or a bad move, but I think when you’re free in your mind and you’ve been playing consistently for a while, it definitely helps your state of mind. mind to enter the seasons and major tournaments.
Kane then explained his work with a private physiotherapist who had been recommended to him by another athlete, going so far as to reveal that the specialist was Spanish when asked to name him.
“I did my hamstring in January against Southampton away on New Years Day and since then I’ve found this new physio and we’ve been working together for almost three years now,” he added .
“He’s been really great for me, we’ve worked for hours and hours over the last three years, we’ve built a really good relationship and I feel like he’s really helped me.
“I’ve seen changes in my body in terms of what my ankles looked like before and now after. I’m in a totally different place. So it’s really nice, I’ve kept it under the radar.
“(It was sorted) Thanks to a friend, another athlete that I knew. Personal, away from the club but the club knows him.
“I’m going to use it maybe a week a month. He doesn’t live in the UK so he comes for more than a week a month and stays with me.
“Every time you try to have a good season you’re in good shape and you constantly have the same type of injuries – I kept hurting my ankle and that led to a bigger hamstring injury .
“So I think as you get older and mature you learn more about your body and how your body adapts to things, when you can push and when you shouldn’t push too hard.
“So you learn as you go, and I’ve certainly learned a lot over the last few years about my body and myself. It’s helped me play consistently at the level that I have.