Harry Kane is the captain of England at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Russia, as has national coach Gareth Southgate on Tuesday announced.
The 24-year-old Kane is the successor to Wayne Rooney, who in november 2016, his last international match was played in. Since then contributed several players to the band. Kane was already a five-time captain and Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson six times. Also Eric Animal, team-mate of Kane at the ‘Spurs’, was one of the kandiaten of Southgate.
“There is a lot of speculation. Yesterday we have the selection let you know that Kane is the leader in Russia,” said Southgate about his decision. He has leadership qualities and always gives the good example in training and in the preparation for a competition. Kane is a role model.”
With the choice for Kane is a striker to be captain of England. Rooney also played regularly at that position, as well as Alan Shearer, who from 1996 to 2000, captain and Gary Lineker (1990 to 1992).
The attacker, who for Tottenham longer captain, is proud that he now also in his country the band should wear. “Playing for England was all a dream and the aanvoerderschap makes it even slightly better,” said Kane. “But I remain the same person and player. It’s all about the team.”
It is also only the first world CHAMPIONSHIP for Kane, who two years ago with the european CHAMPIONSHIPS in France, his first major tournament played for England. The ‘Three Lions’ came no further than the eighth-finals, after a painful defeat against Iceland.
In Russia, more will be expected of England, that the final selection of 23 players are already known. Kane is one of five players to receive this honour Tottenham in the elite corps of Southgate.
The first match of the Englishmen in Russia on 18 June in Volgograd against Tunisia. Belgium and Panama are the other opponents in group G. The world cup begins on 14 June with the opening match in Moscow between Russia and Saudi Arabia.
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