Clive Allen suggests Tottenham are in control over Harry Kane's fitness

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Tottenham Hotspur legend Clive Allen has played down the idea his old club will be negatively affected by Harry Kane's involvement in the under-21 European Championship.

Tottenham Hotspur legend Clive Allen told talkSPORT that his old club are in control of a potential problem related to Harry Kane this summer.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has been quite open over the fact that Kane is likely to miss the start of next season, as reported by the Daily Mail, which would place strain on the rest of the team’s attack.

“He will have a break, a short break but the people at Tottenham will get him back and they will be able to assess his condition personally – It will be a fantastic experience and learning curve for him,” he said.

It’s a big summer for Kane because he heads into the under-21 European Championship after a difficult run of form for Tottenham.

His season as a whole has been fantastic and he’s excelled across all competitions for Spurs, but teams in recent weeks have started to adjust against him and have started to isolate him from Tottenham’s midfield.

It’s important that he finds some form in an England shirt, which will help him to retain that sharpness which is going to be so important for his club side over the first chunk of the next campaign.

Pochettino certainly can’t be blamed for wanting to protect his main attacking weapon, but he needs to trust the player and needs to trust the England setup to take good care of him.

The exposure to the best youth talent from other countries will help to improve his overall quality and there’s every reason to believe that his game will only benefit as a result of the tournament, rather than become affected by it.

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