Kane enjoying captaincy role

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

According to Sky Sports Harry Kane says he is scoring even more goals in training since being appointed England captain.

Harry will lead England in their Group G opener against Tunisia on Monday evening on the back of a season in which he has scored 46 goals in 53 games for club and country.

Kane even joked that Cristiano Ronaldo has put him “under pressure” in the race for the tournament’s Golden Boot by scoring a hat-trick in Portugal’s first game, however the England skipper is feeling even more confident since being handed the armband on a permanent basis.

“I’m enjoying it for sure,”:said Kane. “Not a lot changes, I’m still the same person, same team-mate. I’ve obviously just been maybe scoring a few more goals in training. I’m proud to be captain and excited to get going.Hopefully I’ll continue that into this World Cup for sure.”

England were knocked out in the group stages in Brazil four years ago when Kane had just broken into the Spurs first team however he is now aiming to prove himself on a global platform.

“I was watching it [the 2014 World Cup] on holiday,”:said Kane. “I played the last six or seven games of the Premier League under Tim Sherwood and then Mauricio Pochettino came in that summer and got me fit, got me in better shape – more powerful.

He added: “I kicked on from there really – a lot of hard work, a lot of determination, there were players ahead of me at the time. It was always about working hard on the training pitch and whenever I got the opportunity to make sure I took it.The last few years have been amazing – each year improving, feeling better and just excited to be here on the bigger stage. I can’t wait to get out there and show the world what I’ve got.”

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