According to SkySports, England manager Gareth Southgate has named Harry Kane as captain for England’s derby match at Hampden Park this evening.
Tottenham talisman Harry Kane will lead the England national team out the tunnel in Scotland during the crucial World Cup qualifying match in group F.
Kane’s international team-mate, Adam Lallana, praised Southgate’s decision and claimed the striker’s done more than enough to earn himself the armband. He said:
“I am absolutely delighted for Harry.”
“I’ve been so impressed with him,” He added. “Having played against him at Tottenham and played with him for my country.”
“I think his form towards the end of the season was one of the best players in the world and he’s still only 23, so he’s still young and I’m sure he’s still got a lot of learning to do.”
“But him being the captain tomorrow, if selected and I can play with him then it will be a great honour to walk out behind him.”
The 23 year old will be earning his 18th cap for England and has already expressed his desire to replicate his goal-scoring form from Spurs to the international stage. He told SkySports:
“With club football, you’re in a rhythm all the time, but with your country it’s not like that – you meet up now and then and it’s something I’ve got to get used to.”
“Five [goals] in 17 [appearances] isn’t terrible but If I can get a hat-trick at the weekend and another few in the next game, that ratio won’t look as bad.”
Scotland gaffer Gordon Strachan has also passed judgement on the young striker, stating he’s a ‘big fan’ of the forward. In his pre-match conference Strachan said:
“I’ve been a big fan of Harry Kane for a long time. I’m sure that Harry Kane has a lot of confidence in himself, which he should have.”
England kick off against Scotland at 5pm, where Kane will be eyeing another hat-trick. When he sets his sights on something, he usually gets it, but do you think he will today? What’s your score prediction? And do you think Kane will score?
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