Ideally Kane will play some part in the Champions League final in Madrid, and so prove he has indeed recovered from an ankle injury he suffered on April 9.
"This looks like being the same, there's a lot of uncertainty about who's going to be available until the last minute but we've got a strong squad with a lot of talent and we're looking forward to the matches". His goal-scoring record is phenomenally high and he's captain of the team. It's the biggest challenge of all to compete against each other, then leave that at the door and remember with England we are a team, we support each other.
The 48-year-old, who led England to the World Cup semi-final last summer, opened up on the need to adapt to many of his players appearing in the Champions League final.
"So is it a preference for me that everybody can always see England matches?"
England can take just 22 players to the Finals, so there will be a cut-off at some stage, but with so many absences for the squad's first two training camps, Southgate believes it's the right approach. There was also no place for Burnley's James Tarkowski with Liverpool's Joe Gomez being preferred even though Southgate admitted he will have to monitor him as well as the City pair of John Stones and Fabian Delph as they have not played much for their clubs of late.
The former England defender's revolution came as he introduced a new and exciting style of football to the senior side that he had used while in charge of the Under-21s, as well as bringing talented, young players into the set-up, creating competition in his squad.