LONDON - Harry Kane has set his sights on becoming the permanent England captain after his heroics against Scotland.
Kane scored a late equaliser at Hampden Park in his first game wearing the armband.
Manager Gareth Southgate has revealed it is now his intention to appoint a permanent skipper with Wayne Rooney’s international career as good as over and Kane said: ‘I would love to be England captain.
‘Obviously I don’t know what the gaffer’s feeling is on it.
‘A good captain leads by example. On and off the pitch. You have a responsibility off the pitch with the media, kids coming through and being a role model.
‘I am quite a calm character. I am not someone who gets too irate or too low. I have a steady mind and I know my ambitions.
‘I know what I want to do and this team has great ambition. I am one of many who could be captain.
‘Scoring was the most special moment. I did not want to lose my first game as captain, that’s for sure - especially against Scotland. To score that goal, it was a special feeling for me.’
In describing the moment Southgate revealed he would captain the team, Kane added: ‘It was quite emotional. He told me just before training on Friday. A lot of emotions, lots of proud feelings and when I got back I told my family and my missus. They were delighted.
‘It was something I have always dreamed about as most kids do. So, to be given that opportunity by the gaffer and how the game panned out, to manage to score in the last minute was a very proud moment.’
Southgate is set to make a number of changes for tomorrow’s game against France in Paris.
Joe Hart will be rested with either Jack Butland or Fraser Forster due to replace him, and Raheem Sterling, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and John Stones are pushing for recalls. Kieran Trippier and Ben Gibson could be handed their debuts.