Kane hits back at “leadership ability” critics

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Dom Le Roy

An article on talkSPORT has said Harry Kane has dismissed claims he is ‘too sensitive’ to be England captain after being handed the role by Gareth Southgate earlier this week.

Southgate plumped for our star man over the likes of Jordan Henderson and club teammate Eric Dier to lead his country at the World Cup in Russia next month.

The article describes how the move has been met with mixed reviews including that of former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan wishing it was a centre-half who was wearing the armband in Russia.

However the article adds that Kane, who has deputised as skipper at club level for Hugo Lloris in the past, believes he has the necessary mettle for England to even go on and lead his country to World up glory.

Kane said: “I’m not sensitive at all!I think it drives me to be better, if anything. I’m a players who’s had to prove people wrong my whole career – to reach the level I’m at now.”

Kane reached 30 Premier League goals for a season in another prolific campaign and the article adds how he believes he will be up to any challenge presented to him as Three Lions captain.

“Obviously the loan spells and just growing up and trying to break my way into the Tottenham team”: he said. “So for me, it just drives me on – it makes me want to prove people wrong, it makes me want to work even harder.So yeah if that pressure comes in the World Cup I’m sure the only way I’ll deal with it is to work harder than I am now.”

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  1. Ignore all the negativity and the pessimistic questioning, Harry.
    The great majority of the country are behind you, and that’s all you need to know.
    So turn off your social media and keep away from anyone or anything that can bring you down.
    Just focus on what you need to do. You have nothing to prove to anyone, and you
    don’t have to justify yourself.
    Read Rudyard Kipling’s ‘IF’ for inspiration.
    Let your actions do all the talking or responding that you need when the World Cup kicks off.
    If you try your hardest and play to your ability, then that’s all the great majority of us in England
    can wish for. Cry Harry for England and St George!


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