Andros Townsend, in his column for the Mirror, heaped praise on Tottenham star striker and ex-teammate Harry Kane.
The England captain got back to his lethal ways with an excellent brace against Ukraine in the European Championship quarter-final on Saturday evening.
Townsend lifted the lid on what the talisman is like off the pitch, stating: “I played with Harry Kane for two years at Tottenham and let me tell you, he will be in the dressing room keeping the England players’ feet on the ground.”
Many fans and pundits alike often suggest that Liverpool midfielder, Jordan Henderson, is a more suitable role for England captain. But Townsend suggested the pair will be leading the squad together.
He continued: “Harry and Jordan will be reinforcing it — day in, day out. Some people criticise Harry because he doesn’t shout that much on the pitch, but I know from seeing it first-hand. If he has seen something out there that needs to improve, he isn’t afraid to tell you about it.”
England face Denmark in the semi-final on Wednesday night and Kane will certainly be hoping to lead his country to glory in the next week.
Spurs Web Opinion
Andros Townsend has confirmed to us what many Spurs fans believed already. Kane is a fantastic leader, role model, and is just excellent off the pitch as he is on it.
The criticism Kane faces for his role off the pitch was always unfair, but the 27-year-old striker has dealt with unnecessary criticism is whole career which is an ever further testament to his mental resilience.
In the first three group stages, Kane was underwhelming and didn’t score. With the whole country on his back, he rose back up and delivered.
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