England legend favours Chelsea man over Kane for England Captaincy

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Dom Le Roy

Chelsea star Gary Cahill should be England captain not Harry Kane as “strikers are too selfish for the job”: says former Manchester United and England captain Bryan Robson in an article he’s written  for The Daily Mail

Robson says he has never been an advocate of strikers being captain. He understands the clamour for Kane to get the job as he’s in the form of his life but for Robson he wouldn’t make Harry captain.

“It needs to be a centre half or midfielder” states Robson “They are closer to the main action and in a better position to assess the team shape”

He says a very important basic in football is to stay switched on, and that sometimes when a striker misses a chance he may switch off for a moment as he ponders what he did wrong, something a Captain can not do.

Robson believes a centre half is best placed to shift people into place when without the ball and usually that’s not something a striker thinks about.

Hence why the former England stalwart  is in favour of the captaincy going to Chelsea’s Gary Cahill.

He says that he was a good talker and organiser when he worked with him when Cahill was on loan at Sheffield United earlier in his career.

Robson also claims Cahill has learned the role off one of the best captains in the game in John Terry, and thus has taken over his mantle at Chelsea making him perfectly set up to do the same for England.

Kane is certainly a contender says Robson , as are Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson and even Spurs team mate Eric Dier. However United’s ‘Captain Marvel’ says that by the time the World Cup comes you want continuity in leadership.

“When I was England captain, my first concern was to get my own game right; only then can you encourage or criticise others — lead by example.
Don’t get me wrong, Kane can inspire those around him, but I’d leave him to concentrate on scoring”

Robson ends his article by saying even though Alan Shearer was a forward who led by example he believes the team are sharper for having a leader further back who can read the pattern of the game and ensure others do their jobs hence why Cahill is his choice for the the top job.

What do you guys think. Can Harry shoulder the responsibility of getting the goals and leading the team or should he be left to just leading the line and getting the goals. Let us know your thoughts

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  1. I think you can be certain that Kane will be playing for England for many years to come but can you say the same of Cahill? Gary is a fine player but I wouldn't say someone couldn't come along and be selected over him. Kane has his feet so firmly on the ground that I think he could do the job.


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