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​England reveal Tottenham forward Kane as new skipper

England coach Gareth Southgate has confirmed Tottenham striker Harry Kane will captain the Three Lions in Thursday's World Cup qualifier against Slovenia.

"His leadership qualities are invaluable to us as a team and he is in a good moment. I have known him for a long time and he is improving all the time.

"I haven't' decided yet [if we will have a full-time captain.] We saw potential leaders in the group at the start. What's important is that the lads who have led the team think about integrating the squad, the moments to step forward, the moments to have a quiet word with people.

"You are talking about leadership experience that comes over time."

"It makes me very proud, growing up as a kid you dream of playing of your country and being captain as well. There are plenty of leaders in this team and other guys are going to have a go to see how it feels, added Kane.

"I don't think having an armband on your arm makes a difference to how you play. I will go out there to try and win and score goals. There are plenty of players on the pitch who will help each other out when the going gets tough as well."

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