Vieri: ‘Kane not a typical English striker’

Christian Vieri gives Harry Kane praise – of sorts – ahead of Italy’s Nations League showdown with England. ‘He’s not a typical English striker, because he can actually play football.’

It kicks off at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT) at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, also known as San Siro.

You can follow all the build-up and action as it happens on the LIVEBLOG.

Former Italy star Vieri was on the touchline as a pundit in the build-up to the match and gave his verdict on the England attack.

“Kane is not a typical English striker, because he’s good with his feet, he can actually play football,” Vieri told the FIGC channel.

“It’s not the English we saw 50 years ago where they just punted it long and ran after the ball, they’ve got technique now.”

The 29-year-old is playing for Antonio Conte’s Tottenham Hotspur and has 50 goals in 73 senior caps for England.

Gianluca Scamacca and Giacomo Raspadori lead the Italy attack this evening amid an injury crisis.

“This is an important game for Scamacca, he has a lot to improve, but is doing well at West Ham.”

Italy could do with someone that effective upfront this evening, as they are missing injured forwards including Ciro Immobile, Federico Chiesa, Matteo Politano, Domenico Berardi, Lorenzo Pellegrini and more.

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