Harry Kane has offered Gareth Southgate and England hope ahead of the eagerly anticipated EURO 2020 finals with a piece of positive injury news.
The Tottenham striker was ruled out for the remainder of the season after picking a hamstring injury on New Year's Day but underwent successful surgery to set him on the path to recovery.
There were fears he might be out for longer, which could have potentially affected his chances of playing at the Euros.
He has however indicated he is on the right path to recovery and will be at the tournament.
“In my head, I am definitely at the Euros,” Kane said in an interview ES Magazine.
“Unless something pretty drastic happens between now and then, I’ll be there. I’m still not back training with the first team, but I’m working hard in the gym, I’m getting stronger all the time.
“We’re talking a few more weeks, and I’ll be playing again. I don’t want to make a prediction for which game I might be back, but I am hoping somewhere between the start and the middle of April," he added.
Manager Gareth Southgate, who spoke at the UEFA Nations League draw on Tuesday night, too was optimistic that he will be fit for the tournament.
“As far as I am concerned he’s on schedule, with all the information that we’ve had we know he is progressing well,” Southgate said at Tuesday night’s Uefa Nations League draw in Amsterdam.
England was drawn in Grop A2 in the Nations League alongside Denmark, Iceland, and Belgium.