Southgate continuously challenging Kane

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Dom Le Roy

According to BT nobody is more appreciative of Harry Kane’s skills than manager Gareth Southgate, who awarded him the honour of captaining the side in Russia and set him up as a role model for all others to follow.

Southgate has stopped short of labelling him world class. The England boss was invited to do so in the aftermath of his decisive turn in Volgograd but instead indicated his own desire to keep demanding more.

“I’m going to keep challenging him on that because I’m always a little uncertain as to what that title means and what you need to do to really gain it,” he said.
“But Harry’s a player we are privileged to have and I’m delighted to have him as my captain.”

The article goes on to say that it is Kane’s self belief that is a critical part of his make-up and feels he shows the same kind of authority as some of the country’s most accomplished recent internationals.

“I think you see that in the top, top players and I think he’s shown that over a period of time in the league,” he said.”The best do it, the Gerrards and the Shearers and the Lampards. It’s the psychological strength that separates the really top people from the ones that are the next level down.”

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