Tottenham Hotspur superstar Harry Kane has been confirmed as the England captain in the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia.
The Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate announced the said matter during a team meeting at St. George’s Park.
Simply to say, Kane, who previously captained England on four occasions, will take the armband to lead his country into their 15thWorld Cup in June. (Don’t forget to check 12BET for the best Free Betting Tips)
According to Southgate’s statement, “Harry has some outstanding personal qualities. 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 and that has been his drive.
“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.”
The 24-year-old has been the leading scorer for Tottenham this 2017/18 season with 41 goals in all competitions. In addition, he finished third in the Premier League. (Sign Up now for more updated sports news and events)
Meanwhile, having scored 12 goals in 23 appearances for the national team, Kane cannot wait to showcase his skills in the biggest football tournament.
“I’m so excited for the World Cup, I can’t wait to be there and experience it. To lead the lads out, it’s going to be special.” Kane said
Moving forward, on June 19 at 2:00 AM (GMT +8), England will face Tunisia in the opening game before playing Panama and Belgium in the remaining Group G fixtures.
Stay tuned for the forthcoming events, Predictions and Betting Odds as FIFA World Cup in Russia comes to a close.
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