Belgium ‘keeper Thibaut Courtois wary of “dangerous” Harry Kane

Belgium ‘keeper Thibaut Courtois wary of “dangerous” Harry Kane

England captain Harry Kane will be the player to watch in Group G at the World Cup, according to Belgium ‘keeper Thibaut Courtois.

The England striker was made captain, replacing Jordan Henderson, ahead of the tournament and the Belgium stopper believes that he could be the biggest threat in Group G.

Harry Kane is coming off an impressive season domestically, helping Spurs to a top-four finish while bagging 30 top flight goals – only Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah scored more.

The forward’s level of consistency is something that Courtois has been particularly impressed with over the course of the 2017/18 Premier League campaign.

With the rival nations facing each other in their final Group game on June 28, it will be vitally important that Belgium contain Harry Kane in what could be a decisive match.

The Chelsea goalkeeper, who is a reported target of Spanish giants Real Madrid, is wary about England who he thinks have a number of talented player but he singled out Kane as the main danger man.

“England have a team with a lot of individual talent, you’ll have to watch out for several players,” the Chelsea keeper said, via Goal.

“But the one who scores almost 30 goals every year is Harry Kane. He is the most dangerous.”

Belgium will host Egypt on Wednesday in their penultimate World Cup warm up game with Courtois hoping that their opponents will provide them a similar test to what they will face against Tunisia in Group G despite Egypt being without injured star Mohamed Salah.

“It’s a shame we can’t play against the best team [of Egypt] because they will play without their best player,” he said.
“I think Egypt has a good team. Obviously, with or without Salah, it’s different.

“But it will be a good game and a good test, hopefully a match similar to that against Tunisia.”

Belgium have a squad full of talent and many people are predicting that they will go deep into the tournament in Russia. Such is their depth they were able to leave out Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan, to the surprise of many.

Belgium kick start their World Cup campaign on June 18 against Panama before facing Tunisia and England.