Harry Kane reveals Wayne Rooney and Hugo Lloris influence on England captaincy

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Harry Kane has learned from Wayne Rooney and Hugo Lloris in his bid to captain England to World Cup glory this winter.

Tottenham skipper Lloris lifted the trophy with France in Russia four years ago and holds the armband at Kane’s club, while the striker is also his country’s captain.

Kane, 28, was first able to learn from England record goalscorer Rooney during his early days in the Three Lions camp before stepping up into what he considers a “natural” position.

“You learn from captains that you've played with,” he told the Mail on Sunday.

“I had Wayne when I first came into the team, I've had Hugo for a long time. You pick up different things along the way, but I always realised I've been a leader in the dressing room.

“I've always spoken my mind and tried to lead by example. Being England captain is no different. I try to set that example. For every player coming in, I try to get to know them as much as possible and understand them.

“When we're on the pitch, I just be myself. I try not to think about it too much. But of course, it comes with added responsibility off the pitch, with the press conferences and being a good role model and all those things. But that's pretty natural to me. I enjoy the role.”

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