HARRY KANE is England’s most important player and one of the greatest strikers of all time, according to Fabio Capello.
Harry Kane is England’s most important player, says Fabio CapelloCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun
Capello is confident England will be a big success in QatarCredit: Getty
And Capello points to Kane’s contribution of both goals and assists as a reason why he is one of the greatest strikers.
And when asked if Kane is one of the greatest strikers of all time, Capello replied: “I think so. He is lucky enough to be coached by [Antonio] Conte, who has helped him improve.
“Kane doesn’t just wait for the ball. Now he drops off and is involved in the build-up. He is a player who scores goals and gets assists.
“Look at the greats, such as the Brazilian Ronaldo. He didn’t get many assists, he just scored goals.
“Kane is a player who gets involved in the build-up and he’s often the player getting an assist and setting up his team-mates. I think he is England’s most important player.”
Capello is confident Kane will be a success in Qatar along with the rest of the England team, who could benefit from the World Cup being played mid-season.
The 76-year-old found his England side were always at their best in autumn – before fatigue set in after a lengthy season.
As a result, he is backing Gareth Southgate’s side to be a success at the tournament.
Capello added: “I’m really interested to see who comes out on top at 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 face the best sides in the world. In March and April, it was so-so because the physical level was dropping and we then found it very tough in June.
“I want to test my theory that England are a great side in this period of the year, so besides having talented players and a top coach, can they be really competitive and win a major tournament such as the World Cup?”
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