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VIDEO SHOWS: ENGLAND TRAINING SESSION AND NEWS CONFERENCE WITH ENGLAND COACH, GARETH SOUTHGATE AND ENGLAND STRIKER, MARCUS RASHFORD
SHOWS: BURTON UPON TRENT, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (OCTOBER 13, 2020) (FATV - MUST COURTESY FATV)
1. ENGLAND CAPTAIN, HARRY KANE WALKING ON TRAINING PITCH
2. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ENGLAND COACH, GARETH SOUTHGATE, TALKING ABOUT HARRY KANE'S FITNESS, SAYING:
"I don't really understand the story because he's been fully fit since the end of last week, just before the last game. He would have started the last game but hadn't had enough training time really. He was obviously fine during the game. So, he's fit, available. I didn't really understand the stories that have been run. So, where that's coming from is certainly not the conversations we've been having with Spurs medically and is not something that is really affecting us in the camp."
3. KANE'S BOOTS / KANE ON TRAINING PITCH
4. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ENGLAND COACH, GARETH SOUTHGATE, SAYING:
"He hasn't had an injury. So, he was feeling muscle soreness, a delayed muscle soreness, which often can happen to athletes but there was no injury at any point. So, we don't risk players. I said this before the camp last week; I've been a player. My priority is always the welfare of players. We've never risked a player. We've ended up very rare occasions a couple of injuries during matches. That's pretty much unavoidable. But we've never lost a player through an error in terms our training loading and we pride ourselves on looking after the players. We want them fit, we want them as sharp as possible for the games. Our issue with Harry before Sunday's game was to be able to perform at the highest level. Now, he's got another additional couple of days training in, it's not even an issue."
5. ENGLAND PLAYERS TRAINING
6. KANE STANDING NEXT TO ENGLAND DEFENDER, REECE JAMES / KANE AND ENGLAND FORWARD, JADON SANCHO RUNNING, KANE WALKING BACK ACROSS PITCH TO REPEAT RUNNING DRILL WITH SANCHO
7. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ENGLAND COACH, GARETH SOUTHGATE, TALKING ABOUT ENGLAND DEFENDER KIERAN TRIPPIER'S FA DISCIPLINARY HEARING, SAYING:
"Well there's not a lot I can say about that, really. It's not something that's in my control. So, I've got to focus on preparing the team with the players I've got available and we always find solutions. It's an opportunity for somebody else and if I lose focus on the job in hand, you know there's a million distractions frankly. So, this is another distraction but it's something I've got to plough on through."
8. ENGLAND DEFENDERS, KYLE WALKER (LEFT) AND AINSLEY MAITLAND-NILES WALKING ON PITCH BEFORE STANDING STILL TO DO A RUNNING DRILL
9. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ENGLAND COACH, GARETH SOUTHGATE, RESPONDING TO QUESTION ABOUT WHETHER INTERNATIONAL SOCCER MATCHES SHOULD BE PLAYED WHEN PLAYERS LIKE CRISTIANO RONALDO HAVE TESTED POSITIVE, SAYING:
"Well, I think if that's the argument then that applies to club football as well, really because there's obviously positive tests everywhere in our society and football is going to be no different. What we're trying to do is make sure the environment here internationally is as secure as it can be. We can't ever guarantee because the situation for everybody with this virus is so complicated but fortunately all of our testing processes this week have ended up with negative tests across the board. But as you've seen with Portugal there is always that possibility."
10. ENGLAND PLAYERS TRAINING
11. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ENGLAND STRIKER, MARCUS RASHFORD, TALKING ABOUT RECEIVING AN MBE IN THE QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY HONOURS LIST, SAYING:
"It's obviously been a good few days. I was aware of the news sort of coming into camp and I probably thought of ways to deal with it beforehand but the important thing for me was to come in. Like Gareth said, I missed the last camp and I obviously wasn't happy about it. So, I was just excited to come back with the team and play games and win games together and we've managed to get two wins so far and it's important to finish off right, now."
12. ENGLAND MIDFIELDER, DECLAN RICE LAUGHING DURING A RUNNING DRILL
13. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ENGLAND STRIKER, MARCUS RASHFORD, SAYING:
"You know, for me I think the atmosphere of the squad is terrific to be honest. We all understand that we're all together as one, especially in tournament football, which probably in a World Cup I realised the most - you need a squad to do great things and looking forward I think it's a big strength of ours to have so many players who can make differences on the pitch. We have to work together and whatever way we can beat a team that's what we have to do to get the win and, you know the more opportunities we have to do that it just shows the strength that we have."
14. ENGLAND PLAYERS JOGGING
STORY: England striker Harry Kane is fit to start Wednesday's (October 14) Nations League match against Denmark but defenders Ben Chilwell and Kieran Trippier have withdrawn from the squad, manager Gareth Southgate said on Tuesday (October 13).
Kane did not start Sunday's (October 11) 2-1 win over Belgium and only came on as a substitute but Southgate said he was "fully fit" even as Tottenham Hotspur urged England to exercise caution over the striker's workload amid a congested schedule
While Chilwell returned to Chelsea due to a pre-existing foot injury, Southgate confirmed Trippier left the camp to attend an FA disciplinary hearing over a betting charge.
Trippier, who captained England in a friendly against Wales last week, was charged earlier this year after a breach of gambling rules related to his transfer from Spurs to Atletico Madrid in 2019.
The withdrawals leave Southgate with 28 players to choose from for his 23-man squad for Wednesday's game.
Southgate said he was pleased England's safety measures had helped ensure none of his squad had tested positive for COVID-19 this week but he admitted the news that Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo had tested positive meant that the situation can change quickly.
England are top of Nations League Group A2 with seven points after three games, one point ahead of second-placed Belgium.
(Production: Tim Hart)