Southgate discusses captain Kane’s humility and professionalism

Gareth Southgate has praised the ‘humility’ of England captain Harry Kane.

The Tottenham forward has established himself as one of Europe’s finest strikers in recent seasons, and was appointed England captain by Southgate in May 2018.

Kane captained England to the World Cup semi-finals last summer, winning the tournaments Golden Boot with six goals.

The 25-year-old began England’s Euro 2020 qualification campaign in similar fashion by scoring in Friday’s 5-0 win over the Czech Republic, taking his record to 21 goals in 36 caps.

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England manager Southgate was full of praise for Kane, hailing the forward’s impact on the rest of the playing group.

“To have such a top striker who has such humility and such a low ego has a huge impression on the whole group, because at the moment he is the star player,” Southgate told the media at a press conference ahead of his sides fixture against Montenegro.

“You wouldn’t know it from the way he conducts himself, you wouldn’t know it from his application to training.

“All you would say is that you can see why he is and the way he is disciplined with his food and the way he is disciplined with his preparation and his focus.

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