By 90Min
October 12, 2017

Former Tottenham and England forward Darren Anderton has said that Harry Kane can lead England from the front as captain similar to how Alan Shearer did. 

Since Wayne Rooney's international retirement, Kane has worn the captain's armband four times but England manager Gareth Southgate is yet to name a new permanent captain, having passed the armband round since Rooney quit England.

Anderton played over 300 times for Spurs, but only had 30 caps for the national side, scoring seven times. Kane already has an impressive 12 goals in 23 caps for England, and Anderton sees the same leadership qualities in 24-year-old Kane that ex-skipper Alan Shearer had.

He told the Evening Standard: "Harry can score a goal from any situation and as players you like to see someone leading the line," adding "for me, seeing Alan Shearer at Wembley smash someone like Scotland's Colin Hendry in a big game, it gave us that buzz. You see your team-mate like that and you think, 'We're winning this, we're up for this.'" 

He finished his comparison, saying: "I think Harry Kane is that sort of player for Tottenham and England."


Former Newcastle and England skipper Shearer captained the national side 34 times, wearing the armband at the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 but never led the side past the first knockout round.

Should Kane receive the armband, he will hope to captain the side past the quarter finals of the World Cup for the first time since 1990, with England having not even reached the last eight since 2006.

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