HARRY KANE accepts he must now become Captain Marvel for both England Spurs.
Against Bulgaria at the Vasil Levski National Stadium tonight, there will potentially be a massive amount of pressure on Kane on and off the pitch.
Firstly, Kane must help ensure his team overcomes the carcrash of Friday’s 2-1 loss to the Czech Republic in their sixth Group A game.
The Three Lions skipper has spoken to the team following the abysmal performance in Prague. While Kane will be hoping the midfield give him far more ammunition than three nights ago.
Yet at a venue which will be partially closed as punishment for racist home fans, Kane could also be forced to take a lead role in a situation which could see the players forced off the pitch.
And if that is not enough, after England return home, Kane must focus on the implosion at Spurs while he will now take the armband after the injury to Hugo Lloris.
Kane scored his 27th international goal from the penalty spot on Friday and it was his 20th as England captain – the same number as former skipper Alan Shearer and Bryan Robson.
Another goal tonight will see Kane go past Shearer and Robson — although Vivian Woodward’s 23 goals as skipper up to 1911 is the national record.
Passing that mark would be a small piece of history but Kane has his eyes on far bigger stuff at Euro2020.
Accepting the pressure is definitely on, he said: “I kind of just take that responsibility. I have been doing it for a while now. It doesn't help when you don't win like the game on Friday night because it feels like you carry those losses with you and as players you want to win every game.
“From my point of view, I'm with the captain role at England and take that responsibility on, obviously I will be captain at Spurs for however long Hugo is out.
“But I have said before that my game doesn't change, my personality doesn't change. I am still the same person, I still try and lead by example on and off the pitch and I will continue to do that.
“I have been in high pressure situations before in my career, whether that is going through goal droughts, playing in high-pressure games or not playing well as a team.
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