By Derek Smithson
Micky Quinn believes that either Gary Cahill or Dele Alli would be a better choice to captain England ahead of Tottenham ace Harry Kane.
Gareth Southgate recently dropped Wayne Rooney from the Lions squad and that has left the captaincy role up for grabs.
Spurs forward Kane led the side out during their 2-2 draw against Scotland in a World Cup qualifier, but a new permanent leader has not yet been announced.
The 23-year-old is regarded as one of the nation’s best players and proved that with a late goal to salvage a draw against rivals Scotland.
However, Quinn does not believe he has the leadership qualities to captain his country and suggests either club teammate Alli or Chelsea skipper Cahill would be better solutions.
“I was surprised when [Kane] was given the captaincy,” Brazil told talkSPORT, as quoted by Alan Brazil’s official Twitter account. “To me, if you’re going to give it to a younger player it would have been Dele Alli, because of his influence in midfield, his tackles. Harry Kane is not that personality, he is a goalscorer of the top drawer.
“To me the nature captain would be Gary Cahill. If you were looking for the future a player that is going to be a permanent fixture in that team, Dele Alli would have more influence than Harry Kane.”
Kane has developed into a crucial player for Spurs in recent seasons and will hope to have the same impact on the international stage.
The striker was in superb form for Mauricio Pochettino’s side last season and scored 35 goals in just 38 appearances.
He now has 18 senior international caps under his belt for England and has scored six goals in return.
Kane was unable to fire in the nation’s disappointing European Championships in 2016, but appeared to thrive off the captaincy against Scotland.
In other Tottenham news, Alan Shearer has asked questions of the club’s player after his recent England display.