Harry Kane: England star using David Beckham as inspiration for captaincy role

HARRY KANE wants to be a David Beckham-style captain of England.


Posted Sunday, June 17, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk

Harry Kane: England star using David Beckham as inspiration for captaincy role
Harry Kane captain England at the World Cup

The Tottenham striker admits Manchester United legend Becks was one of his heroes growing up.

And one of the reasons for that was the passion Beckham showed when captaining the Three Lions.

Kane will lead England into their opening World Cup match against Tunisia in Volgograd, hoping to get off to a fast start.

The country – as ever – expects once again and Gareth Southgate’s squad know they will have to give their all in order to fulfil the dreams of a nation.

And Kane points out that Becks always gave 100 per cent for his country.

He said: “David was a big hero of mine because of the way he conducted himself both on and off the pitch.

"He was a player who gave everything every time he wore the shirt – and that’s the kind of captain that I want to be remembered as.

"I know, whether I speak to him or not, that he is a huge England fan and I think every single player in the squad has a lot of respect for him.”

Harry Kane: England star using David Beckham as inspiration for captaincy role
Harry Kane wants to be remembered like David Beckham

Beckham had his World Cup ups and downs – particularly against Argentina.

He was sent off against the South Americans in the Round of 16 at France 98, then scored the winner against them four years later in the group stages of the tournament in Japan and South Korea.

That balance to the game and the chances it gives for redemption is something Kane is aware of, adding: “What happened to David shows how fine the margins can be at the World Cup.

"In the big moments, it is all about how you react.

"David showed his mental strength to go from villain to hero – that’s the kind of person he is. For us, it is all about being in Russia with no other expectation than to do our best.

"Hopefully, we’ll play with a freedom that other England teams haven’t had.

"All we want to do is make the country proud. We need to get the nation back with us after the disappointment of the Euros two years ago.



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