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Harry Kane fears Netflix documentary WAGs will affect England’s World Cup preparations

The Sun newspaper reported on Monday how enthusiastic streaming giants Netflix are about the proposal, which was pitched by production company Optomen TV.

The documentary would follow the players’ wives and girlfriends in their daily lives, but also during this year’s World Cup in Qatar.

England captain Kane, however, doesn’t like the idea and has warned of the distraction it could have on the team as they gamble on glory.

“I think Gareth [Southgate] hit the nail on the head,” Kane said. “We created this really good environment where friends and family, girlfriends and wives were part of the team and the group, especially when we were away.

“Last summer was a bit different obviously, but I was not contacted about my wife. [being involved] and she didn’t, so I’m not sure who did. We want to focus on the World Cup and we don’t want to distract from that.”

Kane’s comments came in the wake of Southgate revealing he was also not keen on the idea of ​​the documentary, while also explaining his dislike of the WAG acronym.

“It’s really not my cup of tea,” Southgate said. “I would be surprised if the group of players we have are interested in it. Because they wanted to focus on football.

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“In Russia and last summer, the focus was on the players and everything they do. We never had any problems. We like to involve families.

“We think it’s important that players’ partners… I actually think the term WAG is quite disrespectful, it’s their partners and their family. I don’t like the term.

“We want them to feel welcome and we invited them to the hotel when we could in Russia. Moms, dads and kids. It’s a great feeling when you have the kids especially.

“It changes the dynamic of the hotel. We couldn’t do this last year due to Covid. It’s a big family and I think everyone recognizes that some of what we’ve been doing has been really good over the last two years.


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