Keane identifies Kane’s “big problem” ahead of skippering England at Euro 2020

Roy Keane has highlighted what he thinks is a “big problem” with England captain Harry Kane ahead of Euro 2020.

The Three Lions begin their Euro’s campaign against Croatia on Sunday at Wembley knowing they are one of the favourites to go all the way.

England will be spearheaded up front by Tottenham striker Harry Kane, who is in a rich vein of form having won the Premier League Golden Boot last season.

Many believe he will win the same award at this summer’s Euro’s, despite plenty of speculation about his club future, having asked to leave Spurs ahead of next season.

Harry Kane will be hoping to lead England to glory at Euro 2020
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However, Keane admits that he has one major concern about Kane, and that is his leadership qualities, or apparent lack of them.

“The only thing I’d hold against Kane – there’s a big negative I have towards Kane,” said Keane on his Road to Wembley series with SkyBet.

“I think Kane is an amazing player. I think every club should be trying to sign him.

“Man United have got to sign him, I don’t care if its £120m – sign him.

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“But I don’t think he’s a good leader. I never see him digging anyone out when he was at Spurs.

“I know people might go ‘well that’s not in his personality’ or ‘he might do it in the dressing room’. I don’t think he does, and that’s a big problem.”

Keane, who captained Manchester United for eight years, admitted that Kane was capable of leading by example on the pitch, but said he wanted to see more from the 27-year-old and his interactions with his team-mates.

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Roy Keane isn’t sure Kane is the born leader that England might need
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He added: “Okay, you can lead with your brilliant play, but sometimes I think I want to see another side to Kane.

“I’d love to see him get hold of somebody, and I’m on about Spurs.

“Some players have been really poor or downing tools for certain managers. I never saw Kane digging them out.

“So that’s my only hang-up with Kane as a leader and a captain.”

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