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'An amazing honour' - Harry on captaining England at the World Cup

Posted on 22 May 2018  - 14:00

Harry Kane has spoken with pride after being named England's captain for this summer's World Cup.

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The FA confirmed this morning that Gareth Southgate had named the striker as his skipper for the tournament during a meeting with the squad at St. George’s Park on Monday night.

Harry, 24, has been capped 23 times and captained his country on four occasions already. He has 12 goals to his name.

A graduate of our Academy and now sixth on our all-time goalscoring list with 140 goals, Harry becomes the first Spur to lead England at the World Cup.

Speaking to thefa.com, Harry said: "It’s an amazing honour. To be leading the lads out is going to be special.

“But for me, nothing changes. I’m the same person, the same player and it’s all about the team and we have to do what we can and go as far as we can.”

Before departing for the summer, Harry spoke to us about the prospect of representing the Three Lions in Russia.

"I’m excited," he said. "It’s my first World Cup, my second major tournament with England and I’m really looking forward to it, looking forward to meeting up with the lads and preparing for it."

Had he dreamt of the day he'd play in the World Cup? "Of course, 100 per cent. I remember growing up watching England in it and that’s what you wanted to do, to play in the biggest tournaments and the World Cup is definitely that. It will be a great experience."