Frank Lampard Names The Player Who Should Captain England

Who should captain England's World Cup campaign in Russia? Well, Frank Lampard has offered his thoughts.

He's said that Tottenham's top scorer is 'the talisman' and a 'world star in football' and should be named as England captain for the World Cup in Russia this summer.

'Three Lions' boss Gareth Southgate names his 23-man squad later this afternoon and the contest for the skipper's armband is still undecided.

Kane has netted 135 goals for Spurs since the start of the 2014-15 season and helped his side achieve a top three finish for the last three seasons.

Kane scores his final goal of the Premier League campaign. Image: PA
Kane scores his final goal of the Premier League campaign. Image: PA

Kane celebrates scoring. Image: PA
Kane celebrates scoring. Image: PA

Chelsea and England legend Lampard believes Kane has proved his worth and should claim captaincy as opposed to Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson and Spurs teammate Eric Dier.

In an interview with BBC Sport, Lampard said: "Kane is the talisman and has been incredible over the last three seasons.

"Everyone knows Harry Kane and what he can do. He holds himself well and is the man who you say will start every game."

Kane scoring in a World Cup qualifier. Image: PA
Kane scoring in a World Cup qualifier. Image: PA

Kane donning the armband for England. Image: PA
Kane donning the armband for England. Image: PA

Lampard added: "Gareth Southgate won't probably say that about any player but with what Kane has done, you would think he would be.

"I see no problems with his personality and the way he plays to do it and we do over-talk the captaincy role.

"Whoever Gareth gives it to - him or Jordan Henderson - they are the standout candidates and let the team get on with it."

Who do you think deserves to lead England in Russia this summer? Let us know.

Words by Joel Greasley.

Nasir Jabbar

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