Rooney backs Kane for England captaincy

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Dom Le Roy

Everton forward and former England captain Wayne Rooney has endorsed Harry Kane to take the vacant captaincy role on a permanent basis.

Former Manchester United man Rooney was England captain when Kane broke into the international side in 2015 and played with him at the European Championships in 2016.

Manager Gareth Southgate has not named a permanent England captain since Rooney’s retirement last year, with various players performing the role including our own Eric Dier but Rooney says Kane should get the nod.
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Speaking on the Monday Night Football show on Sky Sports he said: “I played with him a few times for England and his mentality is that it hurts when you don’t win. You can’t say that about all the players.

Rooney added:”He really wants to win, he wants to score goals and he wants to improve. He is the natural leader now in that England team.

He went on to say: “If they are going to name a captain, he is the one who really has to wear the armband because he is the leader.If England are going to do well this summer, it’s going to be on how well he does.”

What’s your thoughts on Harry Kane and the captains role. No doubt he’s able for it but it does come with added pressure. Would it be better if either Henderson or Cahill got it? Let us know below

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