'He's a great leader' - Lloris taps Kane to succeed as England captain

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The French goalkeeper expects his Spurs team-mate to extend his club form to the international stage after the striker was given the armband

Hugo Lloris has no doubt that Tottenham team-mate Harry Kane will make a good England captain.

The captaincy has been bestowed upon the 23-year-old by Gareth Southgate for the Three Lions' World Cup qualifier against Scotland on Saturday.

Kane to captain England against Scotland

And Spurs captain Lloris was full of praise for his club's star man, having watched him step into the role in the goalkeeper's absence on occasion. 

"I can only talk positively about Harry. He's a great leader with Tottenham, he's a great man and he's a great player," Lloris told reporters after France's 2-1 loss in Sweden on Friday. 

"Obviously his destiny is to be one of the best strikers for England and hopefully he will get success with the armband."

Lloris said he believes his team-mate's traits on the pitch for Tottenham will translate to the international stage, where Kane has already amassed 17 caps.

"When he's on the pitch, he's always positive, he is working hard for the team," Lloris said. 

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"He is very involved in the squad and I'm sure he will do it in the same way with England national team.

"I think the responsibility is not only on his shoulders. It's about leaders.

"They have a lot of young players but with the capacity to be leaders and hopefully they will get success under Harry."