Harry Kane insists there is ‘no perfect player’ as he prepares to face Italy duo Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci in Sunday’s Euro 2020 final.
Chiellini and Bonucci may be coming towards their end of their respective careers, but on the pitch the Juventus defenders remain warriors and an integral part of Roberto Mancini’s side.
Kane is widely regarded as one of the best forwards in world football and will face a stiff task against a resolute Italian defence – but the Tottenham captain remains unfazed by the challenge.
“I’ve said throughout the tournament I’d always assess my position on the pitch and see whether that’s dropping deep or staying high,” Kane told talkSPORT.
“Obviously they are two great defenders, but there’s no perfect player in the world. There’s always strengths and weaknesses to everyone.
“My job tomorrow will be trying to exploit their weaknesses and bring other players into the game.
“We’ve got an amazing team and an amazing squad, so whoever’s called upon and whoever’s ready to make a difference will come on and do that.
“For me it’s about doing what I’ve been doing the whole tournament and hopefully getting a few chances to put one away.
Meanwhile, Kane insists the Three Lions squad will not be overawed by the pressure of a European Championship final.
From World Cup absentees to Euro 2020 contenders, Mancini’s men are currently on a 33-match unbeaten run.
On the other hand, Southgate’s men are desperate to end a 55-year wait for major silverware and Kane insists the England squad is strong enough to get past a vastly experienced Italian team.
“When you look at the squad a lot of us have played Champions League finals, a lot of us have had Premier League runs, cup finals,” Kane added.
“So whenever you play on the biggest stage it becomes a bit more normal. I said before the knockout games we’ve grown as a group since 2018, that World Cup run.
“Since then we’ve had more experience and I think we’ve shown that with different ways to win and different ways to control the game.
“You’ve seen our results the last few games have all been different and totally different games.
“Tomorrow’s no different, it will be a very tough game against a great side. But, of course, we have full belief in what we can do.”
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