Harry Kane has weighed up the Three Lions’ chances at the World Cup after being named the new captain of the national team.
The 25-year-old finished last season as the second top scorer in the Premier League last season, only behind Liverpool’s high-flying Mohamed Salah.
England’s lack of success at international tournaments in recent history means Kane and his teammates may be put under pressure once again to bring home a trophy which the country has never won since 1966.
Tottenham’s star striker was given an opportunity to speak on the Three Lions’ chances at the tournament in Russia and Kane spoke like a leader.
“I feel like the mentality… maybe we’re a bit afraid to say we want to win stuff because we’re afraid of the reaction of maybe the media or the fans, so maybe that has made players go into a bit of a shell. Whereas what I am trying to say is look, we’re not afraid to say we want to win it because every country wants to win it.” said Kane
“We have to be brave, we have to take it on the chin. Whether we go out at the group stage or the semi-final, it’s the same – you don’t win the World Cup. That’s what we’ve got to try and discuss as players, to have no fear, just when we talk about it we want to win it and we go from there.”
“No matter how good our teams have been [in previous years], we haven’t been good enough. From our point of view now, we’ve got nothing to lose.”