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Harry Kane Named As England Captain For The World Cup

Ryan Sidle

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Harry Kane Named As England Captain For The World Cup

July 15th and Harry Kane picks up the World Cup trophy, lifts it above his head and Gareth Southgate smiles as the England team go wild in Russia and back home Trafalgar Square is awash with white football shirts, picture it, drink it in...

So if England are to miraculously win the World Cup in Russia in just over seven weeks time then it will be Kane who first gets his hands on the trophy with Gareth Southgate finally naming the Spurs man as his captain.

Kane has recently worn the armband in friendlies but so had Jordan Henderson and Gary Cahill's late inclusion back in the squad had put the Chelsea defender into contention for the role.

On the appointment Southgate said, "Harry has some outstanding personal qualities. He is a meticulous professional and one of the most important things for a captain is that they set the standard every day."

"He has belief and high standards and it is a great message for the team to have a captain who has shown that it is possible to be one of the best in the world over a consistent period of time and that has been his drive.

"My feeling is that over the last 18 months in the camps that he's been with us he has shown that he has got the desire to take that into a team environment and he recognises the importance of bringing others with him.

"Of course, Harry will need the support of the other good leaders that we have got around him. You don't become a top team by just having a good captain with good values because that has got to spread right throughout the group but I think he is the one who is ready to take that challenge on."

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Kane has had a good goal scoring season for Spurs once again scoring 30 goals in the Premier League and 41 goals in all competitions, although he came up short against Mo Salah in the hunt for the Golden Boot.

He once again suffered with scoring early in the season, had an injury that kept him out for around a month and was then in the middle of a weird controversy and much mocking after claiming a goal against Stoke most felt he hadn't touched.

If England are to do well in Russia then the 24 year old striker is their best bet. Will the weight of captain prove a distraction or elevate him to the next level, only time will tell.

How far will England get at the World Cup?

Topics: Spurs, Football News, Russia 2018, three lions, England, tottenham, Gareth Southgate, World Cup, Harry Kane

Ryan Sidle
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