Even his team's captain, Harry Kane, isn't "undroppable," says England football coach Gareth Southgate. However, the coach also mentioned that he is impressed by Kane's recent performance and insisted that dropping him from the team in the upcoming matches is very unlikely to happen. England will face Kosovo in their next UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifier game tonight at St. Mary's Stadium in Southampton.

In his last outing in the English jersey, captain Kane scored a hat-trick against Bulgaria, a game that his team went on to win 4-0. His terrific performance on the pitch displays the resurrection of his fitness and form since the end of the last season when Kane was suffering from recurring injuries. As a result, he couldn't even be a part of the starting 11 against the Netherlands in the semi-final of the Nations League. While referring to the event, Southgate said that his team was forced to drop Kane even when he is one of the top players.

According to Sky Sports, the England boss also said that when a player holds a position where becomes "undroppable," it becomes a recipe of disaster for any given team. Right now, Kane is in top form. Southgate went on to say that Kane would be starting against Kosovo during their next Euro qualifier tie. England is currently leading the group, with Kosovo placed at number 2.

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England manager Gareth Southgate REUTERS/Michael Dalder

As per reports, Marcus Rashford may end up sitting on the bench as Jadon Sancho is likely to be included in England's starting eleven for their upcoming Kosovo match. Sancho's performance during his stint with Borussia Dortmund in Bundesliga attracted eyeballs towards him. England coach Southgate is convinced to give him a chance to make his third start in an international game. The Kosovo match would mark as Sancho's seventh England cap.

Southgate is expected to replace full-backs Danny Rose and Keiran Trippier with Ben Chilwell and Alexander-Arnold for their game against Kosovo. The coach reportedly said that he would attempt to freshen up the team's line-up to some extent in order to enhance its overall balance.