England’s star man Harry Kane has worn the armband for this international break and has done a good job, scoring both goals in the Three Lions’ two 1-0 wins. However, should the Tottenham frontman be captaining his country for the 2018 World Cup?
England have notably a very young squad with talents such as Marcus Rashford, Dele Alli and Raheem Sterling. Looking at the past few England captains, they have all had experience: Rooney, Gerrard, Terry, Ferdinand, etc. However, England have also notably not done very well at tournaments, so is it always right for the captain to be the traditional leader, hard as nails, shouting player? Maybe not. Perhaps it is time to give somebody young the armband. Somebody who is actually putting in good performances for their country as well as their club, like Harry Kane or even Rashford, who recently for England and Manchester United has been unstoppable, albeit against teams who may not be qualifying for the World Cup.
Kane has captained England three times, these two recent matches and against Scotland in June. In all of those three matches, the Spurs striker has scored and England are undefeated. He is also putting in performances for the Three Lions and showing the passion and dedication required of an England captain, so why shouldn’t it be Kane?
Maybe this is the tournament where England move away from the traditional captain figure, such as Terry or Ferdinand and look up top, and who knows, maybe this tournament could be different for England over this decision.