Journalist reveals Tottenham star will be kept waiting
By Russell Edge
Tottenham striker Harry Kane will be named as captain for England’s World Cup qualifying clash with Slovenia on Thursday, according to a journalist’s report.
John Cross, the Daily Mirror’s chief football writer, reported on his own personal Twitter account that the Three Lions’ manager Gareth Southgate had said that the 24-year-old would be handed the captain’s armband “for tomorrow”.
Gareth Southgate confirms Harry Kane is captain "for tomorrow"
— John Cross (@johncrossmirror) October 4, 2017
The report suggests that Kane will be kept waiting to find out whether he will be handed the role on a full time basis.
The role of England captain has been up in the air following the international retirement of the former captain Wayne Rooney.
As a result the responsibility has been passed between several of the England squad, including Kane, Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson, Chelsea’s Gary Cahill and West Ham’s Joe Hart.
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However it will be the Tottenham man who leads his side out tomorrow, to add to the two appearances as captain he has already made.
The Three Lions will be hoping he can replicate the form he showed when he took on the role against Scotland and France, scoring three times across the two games.
They will also be looking for Kane to bring the form he has shown domestically onto the international stage, with 11 goals in nine appearances for Tottenham, including seven goals in his last three outings.
England know that they need just one win from their final two qualifying fixtures against Slovenia and Lithuania to secure their place at the World Cup finals next summer in Russia.
In other Tottenham news, a pair of Sky Sports pundits have backed Kane to break this world record.