Harry Kane has been named as England’s captain for the World Cup in Russia this summer according to various media outlets.
The Football Association confirmed the news on Tuesday morning with the 24-year-old striker now set to lead his country in the tournament Russia which starts on June 14th
England managers Gareth Southgate announced his 23 man squad to take to Russia last week, but he said he still hadn’t decided who would lead his side this summer and he wanted to get his group together at St George’s Park and speak with the players before choosing who would lead the country, however after they linked up yesterday it wasn’t long before Kane was chosen.
According to The Independent Southgate said: “He is a meticulous professional and one of the most important things for a captain is that they set the standard every day.He has belief and high standards, and it is a great message for the team to have a captain who has shown that it is possible to be one of the best in the world over a consistent period of time.
He added: “My feeling is that over the last 18 months in the camps that he’s been with us he has shown that he has got the desire to take that into a team environment and he recognises the importance of bringing others with him.
“Of course, Harry will need the support of the other good leaders that we have got around him.You don’t become a top team by just having a good captain with good values because that has got to spread right throughout the group but I think he is the one who is ready to take that challenge on.”
Southgate has chosen Kane over the other serious candidate Jordan Henderson currently absent from the group as he is preparing for Liverpool’s Champions League final against Real Madrid this Saturday and will not join up with England until the middle of next week.
Kane is the 9th Tottenham Hotspur player to captain the England team following in the footsteps of Vivian Woodward, Arthur Grimsdell,Alf Ramsey, Alan Mullery ,Martin Peters, Gary Lineker ,Sol Campbell and Scott Parker.
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