Liverpool star more of a leader than Harry Kane, claims England legend

first_img Latest England News 2 Stuart Pearce believes Jordan Henderson has been more of a leader for England than Harry Kane at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.The Liverpool captain has enjoyed a wonderful tournament, dictating the Three Lions with and without the ball in a deep-lying midfield role allowing him to utilise his ferocity and passing range to great effect. How does Euro 2020 draw work? England discover fate live on talkSPORT 2 2 England announce Euro 2020 warm-up matches against Austria and Romania “Why was he my captain? Because he is totally selfless to the group – he puts the group before himself and that is a great trait for any captain, any leader.”Although it may seem incredulous now, there were massive doubts about this England squad heading into the World Cup.Harry Kane was not deemed to be a suitable leader, whilst Henderson was even being considered for a role as a centre-half.But, after dispatching Colombia and Sweden en route to their first World Cup semi-final appearance since 1990, Pearce believes Henderson epitomises all that is good about this young and hungry squad who continue to prove their doubters wrong. RIP LEGEND have a look preparation While many individuals will choose to focus on Golden Boot leader Kane and his accomplishments in Russia, Pearce believes it is the midfielder who should be garnering more attention for his efforts.Having given him his bow at Under-21 level, the Nottingham Forest and England legend explains just what makes the 28-year-old so vital.He said: “Harry Kane is the more silent captain; Henderson is the one pointing and telling people from the centre of midfield what they should and shouldn’t do.“I think he potentially, if you asked the players, they look up to Harry Kane and what he’s done and the goals he has scored, but the influence that Henderson has got will be massive in that group. Tributes to ‘complete gentleman’ Martin Peters following England legend’s death Jordan Henderson and Harry Kane are spearheading the Three Lions’ assault in Russia TALENT center_img He added: “When asked the question a few months ago about who should captain England, Kane or Henderson – for me, take your pick.“For me, either one would do a fantastic job.“I think both of them give their all to the team as well as for themselves.“There was question marks about should it be him or Eric Dier going into this tournament, I think he has answered that.” England announce another friendly to begin preparations for Euro 2020 explained Second is best Fans given sneak peek into England’s Euro 2020 kit with images leaked online Martin Peters, 1966 World Cup final goal scorer for England, dies aged 76 sad day GETTING READY Kane may wear the armband, but it is Henderson who is the real leader according to Pearce ‘Spain and Italy would have built their teams around Jack Grealish’ – Harry Redknapp There is a Group of Death at Euro 2020 and here’s how England can avoid it “The influence Henderson has got is massive within that group”🗣️ Stuart Pearce thinks that Jordan Henderson has been more of a captain than Harry Kane in this World Cup. 🏆 #TSWorldCup pic.twitter.com/S97yuKMnQi— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) July 9, 2018last_img

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