Paul Merson praises Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane

Harry Kane, Jordan Henderson and Marcus Rashford of England applaud the travelling fans after the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Malta and England at Ta'Qali National Stadium on...

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane scored for England against Malta in the World Cup qualifier on Friday evening.

Harry Kane of England scores their first goal during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Malta and England at Ta'Qali National Stadium on September 1, 2017 in Valletta, Malta.

Former Arsenal attacking midfielder Paul Merson has stated in The Daily Star that Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane should be the England national football team captain.

Merson has praised the Tottenham star and has outlined the qualities that make him captain material.

“Harry Kane would be my choice for England captain,” Merson wrote in The Daily Star. “Gareth Southgate said on Thursday he wants to share the armband around between a few players but I think you need one captain - and it should be Kane.”

“I think Kane’s a nice bloke, a good player and I think he has the right character for it,” added Merson. “He leads by example on the pitch. He’s not a shouter. He’s not a Tony Adams or Bryan Robson type of captain.

“He’s more like an Alan Shearer. I played with Shearer. He didn’t shout and scream at you. He led by example.

“He put his body on the line and worked his socks off. That’s exactly what Kane does and that’s exactly the sort of captain England need.”

Harry Kane and Jordan Henderson of England applaud the travelling fans after the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Malta and England at Ta'Qali National Stadium on September 1, 2017 in...

Kane is one of the best strikers in the Premier League and has been in great form for the past three seasons.

The England international has established himself as a key player in the England team, and it would make sense for Three Lions’ head coach Gareth Southgate to hand him the captain’s armband.

The 24-year-old was in action for England in their World Cup Group F qualifier against Malta away from home on Friday evening.

The Tottenham star scored twice for the Three Lions to help them to a 4-0 win, and has posted the following message on social networking site Twitter, referring to the fact that he has never scored in the Premier League in the month of August.

Harry Kane of England scores their fourth goal past Andrew Hogg of Malta during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Malta and England at Ta'Qali National Stadium on September 1, 2017...

 

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