Tim Sherwood: This is what is unusual about Tottenham ace Kane being England captain
By Danny Wright
Former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood believes that it is “unusual” that Harry Kane will be wearing the captain’s armband for England but not for Spurs.
Kane, 24, has been picked by Gareth Southgate to lead the Three Lions out on to the pitch in Thursday night’s World Cup qualifier clash with Slovenia at Wembley, however he has not been given the duty on a permanent basis.
Jordan Henderson, Gary Cahill and Joe Hart are all thought to be other contenders in becoming the permanent captain of England.
Sherwood maintains that Kane should be given the role on a permanent basis due to his regular game time in the squad, although he admits it may be a bit strange considering he has the honour at international level before having it with his club.
“If it was my decision I would give it to him (Kane),” Sherwood said on The Debate, as quoted on the Sky Sports website.. “I think there are three candidates, Cahill, Henderson and Kane.
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“For me Kane will play every game and it’s important that whoever wears that armband will be starting most of the games.
“Harry won’t feel it as a burden, it won’t carry any weight and he will carry on scoring goals for England. He will do his best for his country. I think it’s the correct decision [to appoint him captain on Thursday] but I would give it to him permanently.
“It’s somewhat unusual for Harry because he is not captain for Tottenham, that’s Hugo Lloris. It comes a little bit the wrong way around but I don’t think he will be affected.”
Kane has been in phenomenal form as of late for Spurs, scoring 11 goals in nine appearances across all competitions so far this term, with seven of them strikes coming in his last three matches.
He scored braces in Premier League wins over West Ham and Huddersfield with a hat-trick against APOEL Nicosia in the Champions League between them league games.
The Spurs ace will no doubt be looking to help England secure qualification to the 2018 World Cup in Russia next summer in his next two outings against Slovenia and Lithuania.
At least two points from the next two games will ensure the Three Lions of their spot on the biggest stage in world football next year.
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