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Harry Kane Wants Permanent England Captaincy

13 June 2017

Meanwhile, Tottenham striker Harry Kane will continue to lead England against France, having captained the national side on Saturday - a game which saw the 23-year-old score a late equaliser at Hampden Park.

On a sun-kissed Glasgow afternoon, England took the lead in the 70th minute when substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's left-foot strike beat home goalkeeper Craig Gordon's flimsy attempt at a save.

But a boisterous Hampden Park was silenced deep into injury time as Harry Kane met Raheem Sterling's cross to snatch a 2-2 draw for England. When we went 2-1 down a couple of lads could have been on their knees or heads in hands being gutted but we stuck our chests out, walked back to the centre circle and tried to get something from it.

"To score that goal was great as it has been a while since I have scored for England".

Gareth Southgate is looking to name a new skipper now that Wayne Rooney's worldwide career is seemingly winding down, and Kane staked his claim by rescuing a point for the Three Lions with a stoppage-time equaliser at Hampden Park on Saturday.

"We knew it was going to be tough and credit to them for standing there and getting the two goals, but it was nice to not lose the game".

"I thought we came into a hostile atmosphere and controlled the game completely, we should have been further ahead, but if you don't get the second goal, you run the risk of an equaliser at any point".

Captaincy is sure to be another big topic in Paris, where England end their season with a glamour friendly against France.

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"I'm a huge Carrick fan but we need now to put others in those positions and give them the chance to solve the problem looking at the longer term".

The Everton forward scored after 35 minutes, and a second-half penalty save from Newcastle goalkeeper Freddie Woodman preserved the advantage as Paul Simpson's side became the first England team to become world champions since 1966.

"Harry Kane - he's the top goalscorer in the Premier League".

"And that's what was so good about Griff, to put the work he put in, and then to have a free-kick when you are exhausted at the end of the game and be able to execute it, was phenomenal".

England manager Gareth Southgate said his team's last-gasp 2-2 draw against Scotland demonstrated the kind of mental fortitude he is trying to instil in his players.

"The first one has come through a lot of bodies", he said.

England remain top of Group F in World Cup qualifying, with Scotland three places and six points below them. I know what I want to do and this team has great ambition. I don't think he did much all game.

"On our day we can match anybody". We had moments where we got into really good positions in the final third and you have got to take the finish.

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Harry Kane Wants Permanent England Captaincy