Harry Kane has credited working with a new physio with being in the best condition he’s ever been, as he recounted how a hamstring injury in January 2020 sparked a career-changing reassessment of his approach . The England captain hasn’t had a major problem since then despite repeated ankle injuries which had a knock-on effect.
Although Kane didn’t name his new physio, only admitting he’s Spanish, he was enthusiastic about the results. The striker said he met him through an athlete friend and was working with him separately from Tottenham – but the club were obviously aware.
“I feel good – in other words. I don’t know if it’s the fittest I’ve been, but I feel really good.
“I did my hamstrings in January against Southampton away on New Years Day  and since then I actually found this new physio and we’ve been working together ever since, for almost three years now. He was really great for me, we worked for hours and hours over those three years, built a really good relationship and I feel like he really helped me get my body. ..
“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.
“I’ve seen changes in my body in regards to my ankles before and now after. I’m in a totally different place. So that’s really nice, I kept it under the radar. Not now! is the This is the first time you ask me to be fair.
Kane admitted injury issues were getting to him.
“I wasn’t anxious, but I was frustrated. Every time you try to have a good season, you are in good shape and you constantly get the same kind 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 past few years about my body and myself. It has helped me to play consistently at the level I have.
“I was at a period in my career where I struggled to play consistently throughout a season. Especially when you come to major tournaments, it’s great to know your body is in a good position. Of course, you can get hurt 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, that definitely helps your mindset going into the seasons and big tournaments.
Kane meanwhile insisted that Erling Haaland’s goalscoring form provided no further motivation. He’s too stubborn for that.
“Everyone talks about Haaland because he had an amazing start to the season, for good reason. As you know me, I don’t focus on other people too much, I focus on myself and what we’ve had a good start to the season with Spurs, we probably haven’t played our best football but it’s a good sign to be where we know we can improve. is probably one of the best starts I’ve had in the Premier League.”