Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has revealed that he was not surprised that England boss Gareth Southgate selected Spurs striker Harry Kane as Three Lions captain ahead of this summers World Cup in Russia.
Cahill, who is the most experienced player in the England squad with 57 caps, reckons Kane will have no problem handling the pressure that comes with leading your Country out at a major international tournament.
While the Chelsea skipper also admitted that himself and other senior pro’s within the England camp will do all they can to support Kane if needs be, he revealed that Kane is a ‘vocal’ member of the England dressing room:
“It didn’t surprise me when Gareth made that decision,” Cahill told the London Evening Standard.
“Harry is vocal and speaks when he needs to.
“Obviously in terms of England he has longevity, he will be around for many, many years. I’ve noticed no difference in the way he conducts himself since being named captain.
“He’s had experience of it at Tottenham at certain times and he is more than capable in that role.”
“There will be a lot on his shoulders this summer but he is more than capable of handling that.”
Kane scored during England’s 2-1 friendly win over Nigeria and Cahill also paid homage to the Spurs strikers top class finishing ability.
“His goal-scoring record has been phenomenal over the last few seasons, but I was delighted to see him get among the goals.
“He doesn’t need that much help with his confidence because his finishing is unbelievable. For a forward to be scoring goals ahead of the tournament is always a plus.”