Former Chelsea midfielder backs Kane for England captaincy

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Dom Le Roy

According to the BBC Harry Kane should be named as England captain for the World Cup as the striker is a “world star in football”, says former midfielder Frank Lampard.

Harry scored an incredible 41 goals in all competitions this season as We finished third in the Premier League and Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate names his 23-man squad for this summer’s World Cup in Russia this afternoon.

“Kane is the talisman and has been incredible over the last three seasons,” Lampard told BBC Sport.

Since the start of the 2014-15 season, Kane has netted 135 goals for the club and we have finished in the top three in each of the last three seasons.

Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson, who has led his side to the Champions League final against Real Madrid on 26 May is another candidate

Former Chelsea midfielder Lampard continued: “Everyone knows Harry Kane and what he can do. He holds himself well and is the man who you say will start every game.

He 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.”

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