Gareth Southgate keeps Harry Kane waiting on England captaincy

• Gareth Southgate impressed with Kane’s goals in past two games
• ‘Everyone wants me to get a shift on, but I want to give myself time’

Gareth Southgate expressed delight at the way Harry Kane captained England in the final two World Cup qualifying wins, against Slovenia and Lithuania, but admitted he is yet to decide who will be the permanent leader.

Kane’s 27th-minute penalty against Lithuania proved to be the winner here and his added-time goal had claimed victory over Slovenia at Wembley on Thursday. In all, the Tottenham striker has scored in each of the four matches he has worn the armband. Yet while Southgate described the centre-forward as one of the best he has encountered in his career, the 24-year-old will have to wait regarding whether he will be named as the captain for Russia 2018.

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• Gareth Southgate impressed with Kane’s goals in past two games• ‘Everyone wants me to get a shift on, but I want to give myself time’Gareth Southgate expressed delight at the way Harry Kane captained England in the final two World Cup qualifying wins, against Slovenia and Lithuania, but admitted he is yet to decide who will be the permanent leader.Kane’s 27th-minute penalty against Lithuania proved to be the winner here and his added-time goal had claimed victory over Slovenia at Wembley on Thursday. In all, the Tottenham striker has scored in each of the four matches he has worn the armband. Yet while Southgate described the centre-forward as one of the best he has encountered in his career, the 24-year-old will have to wait regarding whether he will be named as the captain for Russia 2018. Continue reading…

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/oct/08/gareth-southgate-keeps-harry-kane-waiting-england-captain

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