Harry Kane to retain England captaincy for France friendly

"I would love to remain captain, although we have plenty leaders".

He added: "I'm not in a rush to make that decision".

"It was fantastic", said Kane of the team's character, which was praised by Three Lions chief Gareth Southgate.

Kane said: "We managed to stay calm".

"But we are identifying those areas and we'll keep working on it".

All in all, it was a very decent game, but one man in particular received a lot of stick on social media - and that wasn't just because of his £6 ASOS cap.

"They keep coming back at you".

"That is the challenge for us", Southgate said when asked about improving performances on the major stages.

However, its lead at the top of Group F was cut to 2 points as Slovakia won 2-1 in Lithuania.

If England needed a wake-up call as they cruise towards Russian Federation 2018, they received it at Hampden Park, where they were held to a 2-2 draw by Scotland in what will be remembered as one of the most unusual clashes in the history of worldwide football's oldest fixture. "It got us back into contention and if we can perform like we did in that match, then we will certainly cause England a few problems". We have to avoid conceding free-kicks in unsafe areas.

The wall didn't jump for first free-kick that flew in before they jumped for the second one - but the ball went in between Eric Dier's and Chris Smalling's heads. It's special. It could be a big point for us.

Gareth Southgate is looking to name a new skipper now that Wayne Rooney's global 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.

"I was looking to do the exact same with the second free-kick".

"We have to be a team that are never beaten".

The first proper chance came on 17 minutes when Kane - skippering England for the first time - beat the offside trap with lovely control inside Kieran Tierney, but blasted a left-footed half volley over the bar. "I don't think there's anything Joe Hart could have done about them and you have to give credit where it is due".

"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".

We had moments where we got into really good positions in the final third and you have got to take the finish.

Harry Kane's stoppage-time equalizer rescued a 2-2 draw for England against Scotland in a World Cup qualifier after a pair of late Leigh Griffiths free kicks looked to have completed a dramatic comeback on Saturday.

"The objective is to qualify", he added.

  • Julie Sanders


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