England’s newest star Harry Kane has been warned by his captain, Wayne Rooney, to watch out for the craftily clever Italian defenders that he will face in Turin on Tuesday, reports CaughtOffside.
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The 21-year-old made his international debut against Lithuania in the European Championship qualifier last week, and took less than eighty seconds to open his goals tally when his header put Roy Hodgson’s men 4-0 up at Wembley. And his manager has confirmed that with Friday’s starters Danny Welbeck and Raheem Sterling both back at their respective clubs nursing injuries, the Tottenham forward will be starting at Juventus Stadium.
The skipper, Rooney – who according to the Guardian, will reportedly begin the game in a slightly deeper role behind Kane and Arsenal’s Theo Walcott – has given his teammate an insight into what he will be facing.
“They’re clever defenders, they do anything to try to stop you and you have to be aware of that and not get frustrated.
“Harry must continue what he is doing. He’s taking the ball, running at defenders and getting shots at goal – that’s all he has to do on Tuesday. If he does that the way he has been doing, he’ll be fine,” the Manchester United striker said.
Hodgson’s men however, have been given a slight advantage ahead of the game, after Italy boss Antonio Conte confirmed his starting eleven twenty-four hours before kick-off.