‘He’ll play a significant role,’ Harry Kane says of Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson.
Jordan Henderson, according to Harry Kane, will play a key role for England both on and off the pitch if they are to have a successful Euro 2020 campaign.
The Liverpool captain, who is England’s vice-captain behind Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur, was an unused substitute in the Three Lions’ opening triumph over Croatia on Sunday.
After only making his comeback from injury in the Three Lions’ final warm-up game against Romania earlier this month, a number of critics, including Roy Keane, questioned the midfielder’s participation in Gareth Southgate’s team, claiming he shouldn’t have been selected.
But Kane expressed his joy that Henderson was fit enough to be invited, explaining exactly what he offers to the camp while praising his leadership abilities.
The England captain told reporters, “Jordan is one of the best leaders I’ve ever played alongside.” “He contributes a lot to the team. He is well-liked by the rest of the team and the coaching staff.
“He’s competed at the top level and won the most prestigious awards. I believe he will play a significant role in our team’s success in this tournament.
“He’s been working and training hard to get in the best shape possible so he’ll be ready whenever he’s called upon. I have a lot of respect for Jordan, and I’m glad he’s here with us in camp.”
Kane also expressed his love for Scotland captain Andy Robertson ahead of England’s match against the Tartan Army at Wembley on Friday night, stating that Steve Clarke’s side will not be underestimated.
“We hold Scotland in high regard. He described them as a “really good” team with “a lot of great players.”
“There are a number of experienced players, such as Andy Robertson, who has won Champions Leagues and Premier Leagues while playing for one of the world’s largest clubs.
“They are a really tough team, and we have a lot of respect for them. We know we are in for a tough game tomorrow night.”