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Harry Kane confident of full fitness for Euro 2024 despite back injury

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Harry Kane is confident that he will be fully fit and in the best possible shape for England’s European Championship campaign, despite missing Bayern Munich’s penultimate game of the season through injury.

Striker Kane suffered a back injury that forced him off during Bayern’s heartbreaking Champions League semi-final defeat by Real Madrid.

The 30-year-old was not part of Bayern’s squad for their final home game of the season on Sunday, a 2-0 victory over Wolfsburg, and it is not yet known whether he will be fit to face Hoffenheim in the final game of the Bundesliga campaign on Saturday.

But, regardless of his involvement against Hoffenheim, sources close to Kane insist his injury lay-off is largely precautionary and that he will “100 per cent” be fit for Euro 2024, assuming he does not suffer any fresh injuries.

Bayern manager Thomas Tuchel came under fire for taking Kane off in the 85th minute against Real, with his team leading, before the German side’s late collapse.

But Tuchel said afterwards that Kane had been unable to continue because of a back problem and it is that injury that kept him out of the Wolfsburg match.

Kane, however, did attend Bayern’s final home game of the season, along with his wife and children who joined him on the pitch for the traditional lap of appreciation.

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