England skipper Harry Kane says he will not be seeking out Jordan Henderson for advice on how to get the better of Sergio Ramos.
Kane will exchange pre-match pleasantries with Spain skipper Sergio Ramos before Saturday’s Nations League match but that is likely to be the end of cordial relations for the evening, given the Real Madrid defender’s uncompromising style.
He memorably brought an early end to Mohamed Salah’s participation in the Champions League final after a tussle between the pair left the Liverpool forward with a painful shoulder injury.
Kane has not sought Reds captain Jordan Henderson’s assessment of the incident but knows already what awaits him when taking on the vastly experienced campaigner.
“I haven’t spoken to Jordan about him or the Champions League final (defeat), I don’t think he would want to talk about that too much, as I wouldn’t,” said Kane.
“But Ramos is a competitive player. A great, great defender on and off the ball. We played against him last year against Madrid. He’s a tough centre-half. He wasn’t over the top, he didn’t do anything out of the ordinary.
“He tests the boundaries, but that’s what the referees are there for.”