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'I can promise that I don't play Harry Kane one minute of any friendly match': Jose Mourinho continues war of words with 'Gary' Southgate over his plans to use England captain in international break after striker netted hat-trick in Europa League win Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho is desperate for Harry Kane to have a break  The striker has featured five times for the north London side in the last 12 days Kane's Spurs importance underlined with a Europa League treble on Thursday But Kane may feature in three more games from next week after England call-up Gareth Southgate's side face two Nations League games after Wales friendly 

By Dan Ripley for MailOnline

Published: 00:15 BST, 2 October 2020 | Updated: 01:42 BST, 2 October 2020

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Jose Mourinho has continued his verbal joust with England boss Gareth Southgate regarding how best to manage Harry Kane for club and country.

The England captain will be on international duty again from next week when the Three Lions will be playing two Nations League matches following a friendly against Wales on Thursday.

But the matches come after a gruelling set of fixtures for Spurs and Kane, who has featured in five games for his side in just 12 days.

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho (above) is keen for Harry Kane to get some rest

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho (above) is keen for Harry Kane to get some rest

But the England captain has been selected by Gareth Southgate (above) for the international side who will play three fixtures from next week - including a friendly with Wales

But the England captain has been selected by Gareth Southgate (above) for the international side who will play three fixtures from next week - including a friendly with Wales

The latest against Maccabi Haifa showed why he is in such high demand following a hat-trick in a 7-2 win.

After the win helped Spurs earn a place in the group stage of the Europa League, Mourinho hinted to Southgate, who he mistakenly called Gary, that he does not expect Kane to feature against Wales.

'What I can promise to my friend Steve Holland and for Gary (sic) not to be jealous. For my friend Gary, I can promise that until the end of the season I don't play Harry Kane one minute of any friendly match,' Mourinho said.

'His match was a fundamental match for us. A match that means

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