Gareth Southgate talks Harry Kane in quarantine and Raheem Sterling party

Gareth Southgate insists he has no concerns over Harry Kane or Raheem Sterling.

Southgate called up England skipper Kane despite him being short of fitness and in quarantine after a recent trip to the Bahamas.

And Sterling got the nod despite attending a party with Olympic sprint icon Usain Bolt, who later tested positive for coronavirus.

Southgate said: “We've just got to manage it. Harry’s working hard on his own as I know he does. He finished the season very well.

“He is training and working with his conditioning team. There are there are others in similar situation.

“So that's not a preparation I would choose for the team but that is where we are and even if I went outside of this squad those sorts of difficulties and challenges would still be there.

“With Raheem, I think we have to be very careful about singling people out. I have seen lots of things across society during this period and some are commented on and some are not.

“All of our players have been on holiday. In my view the players needed a break and were in a very intense period with their club.

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“There does not look like there will be a break in the calendar for the next 10 months so, in my mind, having been a player, there was a need for them to go and relax and unwind.

“They are in such a strict testing regime while in their clubs, and the key is as we get back into thing and tereguar testing we are back back onto social distancing and make sure we are doing our bit to make sure the virus does not spread further and we keep our players safe and get them to the start line and on the pitch.”

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