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Kane plays down injury fears and says it is just bad luck

Kane has declared himself fit for the Champions League final on Saturday after a fifth significant ligament problem in three years. The latest came in the quarter-final first leg against Manchester City - which would have ended his campaign had Spurs not made the final - and saw leading ankle specialists recommend surgery to strengthen his joint. The England captain believes the injuries he has suffered would have happened to anyone and he is not more susceptible because of his previous history. 'For me, the most risk of it is when you're shooting and your landing foot when you're coming down from a shot, defenders are sliding in or keepers are coming out so that's when you're most susceptible to it,' Kane said. 'Talking to the physios about it, the last injury especially with the way I slipped when the tackle came in, if that happens to any other player, most are getting injured anyway. 'It's not like I'm just running and rolling. In that case I'd feel like I'd need to do something about it. So far, every time I've come back I've felt strong. Hopefully I can be a bit more lucky and it won't happen again.'

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