We all know what Harry Kane brings to the table when it comes to his abilities on the football pitch, but Ben Foster has explained on his YouTube channel what he has heard about the England captain’s leadership skills behind the scenes.
There’s no doubting the goal threat Kane possesses for club and country. He has 261 goals for Tottenham Hotspur (Transfermarkt) and should end up being the club’s all-time leading goalscorer by the end of the season (MyFootballFacts).
For England, Kane has 51 goals in just 78 caps (Transfermarkt), and again, should become his country’s all-time top goalscorer very soon. He needs just two goals to level Wayne Rooney’s record of 53 goals (Goal).
The 29-year-old has been England captain since 2017 and is currently leading his country at a third major tournament. He has been a successful leader for Gareth Southgate, too, with England reaching the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup and the final of Euro 2020 with Kane wearing the armband.
Kane may not be the most vocal leader, but he appears to be more of a captain who leads by example. This is a notion that Foster agrees with based on what he’s heard of Kane’s approach to captaincy behind the scenes.
He said: “He is that captain you need on the pitch. Don’t get me wrong, Harry Kane is our captain and he’s someone everyone will look up to and apparently behind the scenes he is great, but on the pitch Jordan Henderson is the main man. He’s the one who is pointing and shouting and getting everyone going.”
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There are two types of captains, it seems; those who lead and those who command. Luckily for England, we have both, and there can be no better example to follow than Harry Kane. He’s tireless, intelligent, passionate, and very, very good at football. I would love to see him lift the World Cup trophy later this month.
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