Tottenham boss Pochettino content for Kane to play at Euro Under-21s

Tottenham Hotspur Head Coach Mauricio Pochettino won’t stand in the way of new England senior international Harry Kane representing the England Under-21s at the European Under-21 Championships this summer, the Daily Mail has reported.

Kane has signalled his desire to represent the Young Lions despite breaking into the senior set-up under Roy Hodgson but is expected to be named by Under-21 manager Gareth Southgate in the squad to travel to the Czech Republic, having scored on his senior debut in the Euro 2016 qualification win over Lithuania in late March.

It has been suggested that Kane could miss the competition to ward off fears of over-working the 21-year-old, who will also be part of trips to Malaysia and Australia once the Premier League season comes to a close. Kane has already played 43 times for Tottenham in all competitions, scoring 29 goals, and Pochettino has said that if the striker wants to play for the England Under-21s, that’s his prerogative.

“I think that we have eight very important games ahead and we have time to think about a lot of things that happen in the future,” Pochettino said. “Can he play for the Under 21s? Why not?

“We want to help the national team, the player and we have a very good relationship,” he continued. We need to share the decision. The first is the player, the FA and us. He is our player and after if I decide he is in the squad to go to Sydney, it’s our decision. But I think we have time to speak in the future about that.”

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