Germany will be wary of the threat of England’s captain despite Kane so far drawing a blank in the tournament with no goals to show in three appearances that have been below his usual standard
Joachim Low has revealed his Germany team will take “special measures” to deal with Harry Kane – despite the England captain’s Euro2020 goal drought.
Tottenham ’s 27-year-old hitman has failed to score in his three group games but has been backed to explode into life in tonight’s Wembley showdown.
Low said: “Special measures? Of course we have to be focused.
“Look at Harry Kane and the level that he plays. He can score goals out of every situation.
“This is his skills, his qualities. He has all of them. He is both footed, he is very good in the air. He can protect the ball very well.
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“But England also has Sterling, Foden, Mason Mount maybe. “They have a lot of strong offensive players, attacking players with Sancho as well and Rashford.
“All these young talents, they’re so fast. They like to enter duels, so their attack is a real threat.”
Kane clinched his third Premier League Golden Boot last month and lifted the World Cup Golden Boot at Russia 2018.
He maintains his belief has not been affected and Germany captain Manuel Neuer maintained his side still have total respect for Kane’s goal threat.
The Bayern Munich keeper said: “Harry Kane? He sacrifices himself and that is a dangerous sign.
“He will be completely motivated, 100 per cent, for this game. We have met him. We know him. We know how good he is. He is great in the air, strong. We know all about his qualities.”
Neuer also revealed Germany’s players intend to take the knee ahead of their crunch clash tonight in solidarity with Gareth Southgate’s players.
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He added: “We have the different federations and organisations talking about it with each other.
“We have heard, as everyone knows during the Euros, that we have had the captain’s band with the rainbow colours.
“I have worn it and Harry Kane wants to do the same. We are in favour of taking the knee. It is great to take the same position as England. They are in favour of tolerance so we did not have to discuss it a lot.”
Meanwhile Kane says he has no concerns about not getting on the scoresheet against Germany, so long as England make it through.
“I’ve always said as a striker you go through spells – good spells and sometimes spells that just don’t quite go your way,” Kane said.
“The most important thing for me is that we’re winning games. The first objective was to qualify, which we’ve done.
“The second is to now try and reach the quarter-finals, so whether (or not) I’m scoring, the most important is that we’re winning.
“That’s all I’m focused on [against Germany], that’s all the team are focused on, however we get it done. That’s our main objective, and we’ll do everything in our power to get through.”