Harry Kane reveals long-term ambition for Tottenham and England
By Dominic Toner
Harry Kane has revealed it “would be a dream” if he was to become captain of Tottenham and England.
The 23-year-old is an important player for both his club and country, but has explained he would be open to becoming captain.
The forward is regarded as the first-choice striker for Spurs and has filled in as club captain in the past, when their regular option Hugo Lloris was absent.
Spurs goalkeeper Lloris wears the armband at White Hart Lane, but Kane has proved to be a leader for them in recent seasons.
England’s all-time top goalscorer Wayne Rooney, who has scored 53 goals for his country, is the current captain of the national team.
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The 31-year-old is unlikely to remain in the international set-up for years to come and Kane could fancy his chances of being his successor.
“I’ve managed to captain Spurs a couple of times,” Kane told the Times. It would be a dream to captain Spurs full time and captain England. Who wouldn’t want to do that?
“I’ve always been a leader, on and off the pitch. I don’t think a captain is just having the ability to shout on the pitch, or moan at someone, it comes with a whole package, speaking out on things like this [playing fields], meeting with the fans and having that aura in the dressing room.”
Kane has become a crucial member of the Spurs side recently and they have struggled during his absence through injury, but he marked his comeback with a goal in the 1-1 draw against Arsenal.
The striker emerged into the first-team after a string of loan spells and has now scored a fantastic 67 goals in 134 senior appearances for the club.
He has become a firm favourite following his rise through the youth system and has shown leadership qualities already on the pitch.
Kane has endured a mixed experience with England and scored give goals in his 17 appearances.
The forward failed to score in the European Championships as England were dumped out of the competition by minnows Iceland, but is certainly seen as the long-term option to spearhead the nation’s attack in the future.
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