On Wednesday evening, the English national team will face Poland at Wembley as part of the qualifying round for the World Cup in Qatar. England have started their group campaign with a 5-0 win over San Marino and a 2-0 success in Albania on Sunday, when Harry Kane and Mason Mount were on target.
England’s World Cup qualification hopes have been boosted by the news Poland’s Robert Lewandowski will miss Wednesday’s clash at Wembley. The Poland striker suffered sprained knee ligaments on international duty after scoring twice during his country’s 3-0 win over Andorra in Sunday’s 2022 World Cup qualifier.
Southgate grateful for Kane. As he prepares his England side to face Poland, Gareth Southgate admits he’s lucky to have one of the best centre-forwards in the world in Harry Kane at his disposal. He said: “Harry can lead the line, can link and is not just top goalscorer in the Premier League, but top for assists as well. It’s a fantastic player to have in our group.”
Kane has 33 goals in 52 appearances for his country and will hope to add to that impressive tally when Poland visit Wembley, while England will be keen to make it three wins from three at the start of their qualifying campaign for the 2022 World Cup.
Midfielder Mason Mount is a doubt for the game after he sat out training on Tuesday.