Photo: Tottenham captain Harry Kane signs autographs for fans

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The England international has been made skipper for the clash with Burnley and was photographed before the game.

With Hugo Lloris and Jan Vertonghen both unavailable for Tottenham’s trip to face Burnley today, hotshot forward Harry Kane has been handed the captain’s armband.

The decision to make Kane skipper by Mauricio Pochettino is the latest step in a whirlwind 12 months for the centre forward.

The in-form striker has been a revelation at Spurs this season, leading the Premier League goalscoring charts with 19 strikes and being named as the division’s Player of the Month for twice in succession in January and February.

Kane, who is one of a number of exciting youth products in the Spurs first-team squad, also made his international debut for England recently - scoring in less than 90 seconds against Lithuania after coming off the bench.

With Spurs having the opportunity to leapfrog both Liverpool and Southampton today, who both lost yesterday, Kane will be the focal point of Mauricio Pochettino’s attack once more.

Just how the 21-year-old handles the added responsibility of being the team’s captain remains to be seen, but it surely is a proud moment from the homegrown hero.

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