Harry Kane: England have plenty of leaders in their squad
Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has insisted that England have plenty of leaders in their squad following his impressive captaincy debut against Scotland in a World Cup qualifier this month.
The Spurs striker was awarded the armband for the game at Hampden Park with Gareth Southgate yet to decide on who would be handed the permanent leader position.
Arsenal attacker Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain opened the scoring for the Three Lions before two brilliant freekicks from Leigh Griffiths pulled them back. Scotland were on course to achieve their first victory over England in 18 years, but it was not meant to be as Kane grabbed a 93rd minute equaliser to make it 2-2 on the night. The result sees England remain top of Group F during the off-season.
Following the game, Kane spoke of his pride at captaining his nation after he broke his own goal scoring drought which had extended to 13 months, he said:
“I have said before I would love to be England captain. Obviously, I don’t know what the gaffer’s feeling is on it. He gave me the armband on Saturday and I went out there and gave it my best. People look at one player now to drag them through, but we have plenty of leaders in the team to try and change the game. For me it was great to get that goal and be captain, but whoever the gaffer chooses long-term, there are plenty of leaders.”
Kane has been simply sensational for Tottenham Hotspur at club level, and his tally of 29 goals last season guided Spurs to a runner-up finish in the Premier League. His next challenge would be to compete on all fronts with the north London club, who have lacked the silverware to show for their brilliant progress under Mauricio Pochettino over the past 24 months.