Published: Tue, June 13, 2017
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Tottenham striker Harry Kane would love England captaincy

Tottenham striker Harry Kane would love England captaincy

Scotland's Leigh Griffiths scores his first goal from a free kick at Hampden Park in Glasgow on Saturday.

Kane, however, salvaged a point for England as he latched onto Raheem Sterling's ball in and finished expertly, with the game ending 2-2.

Manager Gareth Southgate has revealed it is now his intention to appoint a permanent skipper with Wayne Rooney's global career as good as over and Kane said: 'I would love to be England captain.

The 23-year-old said: "It looked like we're going to win the game and all of a sudden, it looks like we're going to lose".

"But everyone stood up to it".

"We managed to find, somehow, another goal, another gear, and it's not a bad point away from home now". We have questioned character and they've shown character today. We have got leaders in the team it is just I am wearing the armband.

"It (the goal) is definitely up at the top, it was a special day", Kane said.

"I have got to say it was like watching a heavyweight boxer versus a middleweight", Strachan said.

Now they prepare to face France in tomorrow's friendly in Paris, for which Joe Hart - who is more vulnerable than ever as the first-choice goalkeeper with Jack Butland fit again - has been replaced in a pre-planned decision.

"It still leaves us top and in a good position because qualifying is all that matters".

"We should never gotten into that position with the amount of quality in our side".

"I think we do have to win the remaining fixtures", said Robertson. "We know his mentality, we have worked with him for a long time, we know he wants to be one of the best in the world", added the England manager.

Andrew Robertson believes Scotland can finish their 2018 World Cup qualification campaign with the four wins they might well need to get to Russian Federation.

Scotland hero Griffiths was left "gutted" despite scoring a brace of free-kicks for his first goals in the dark blue.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had broken the deadlock after 70 minutes before two Leigh Griffiths free-kicks put the Scots on the brink of victory.

Southgate refused to blame his side for conceding the second late free-kick from which Scotland scored, and is happy group leaders England still have qualification for Russian Federation in their own hands - although Slovakia will close with two points by beating Lithuania, while Slovenia are three points back.

"I was pleased I didn't see people lying on the floor, they were back at it".

The Celtic man added: "I am delighted to get off the mark for Scotland, in what could have been a great win, but in the end this could be a great point for us". "He talked to me. And, if we play like that, we've got a great chance". These guys are giants and they are playing at a different level to most of us and they kept coming back, with their strength and power and speed it is hard to deal with. Seriously, for decades that will haunt us.

"It was a insane last six minutes and obviously it was not ideal for us".

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