Former England manager Fabio Capello has described Harry Kane as ‘one of the greatest strikers of all time’… He also suggests that the Three Lions are World Cup contenders because they are ‘more suited to playing matches during the season’
- Fabio Capello said that Harry Kane is one of the best strikers of all time
- The former Three Lions coach insisted that Kane is the most important player in England
- The 73-year-old has argued that England play better during the season than in the summer
- England will start their World Cup campaign against Iran on November 21
Former England coach Fabio Capello has rated Harry Kane, the current Three Lions captain, as one of the best strikers of all time.
England prepare to face Italy and Germany on the final international break before the World Cup, during which time Kane could become his country’s all-time leading scorer with the Tottenham striker currently only three goals behind current record holder Wayne Rooney.
Capello, talking to Sky SportsHe said Kane is “the most important player in England” because of the number of times he takes part in team play for his team, after acknowledging the quality of the 29-year-old.
England captain Fabio Capello has described Harry Kane as one of the greatest strikers of all time
Kane is only three international goals away from England’s top scorer Wayne Rooney
When asked if Kane is one of the great strikers the game has seen, Capello said: “I think so. He is fortunate enough to have been trained by [Antonio] Conte, who helped him get better.
“Kane doesn’t just wait for the ball. Now he drops and builds. He’s a player who scores goals and gets the assists.
“He looks at the greats, like the Brazilian Ronaldo. He didn’t get a lot of assists, he only scored goals.
“Kane is a player who is involved in building and often the player gets help and builds up his teammates. I think he is the most important player in England.
Capello, now 73, was England coach for just over four years between 2007 and 2012.
England will face Iran on November 21 in their opening match of the World Cup, which takes place in winter for the first time ever due to the sweltering summer temperatures in host country Qatar.
Capello, who managed the Three Lions team between 2007 and 2012, indicated that the team is likely to succeed in the World Cup in Qatar because it is held during the season.
“I’m really interested to see who tops the World Cup in Qatar,” he said.
As a former England coach, when I coached the team in September, October and November, we were ready to take on the best teams in the world. In March and April it was because the physical level was dropping and then we found it very difficult in June.
Gareth Southgate’s team will start their World Cup campaign on November 21 against Iran
“I want to test my theory that England are a great team this time of year, so besides having talented players and a great coach, can they really compete and win a major tournament like the World Cup?”
Gareth Southgate’s team will be one of the favorites to win the tournament, having reached the semi-finals in 2018 and the final of Euro 2020.
They will face Italy in Milan on Friday before hosting Germany on Monday in the last two matches before the start of the tournament.