'I know my ambitions' - Kane wants permanent England captaincy


"We still have a great chance".

Marcus Rashford will fill a similar position to that he is used to at Manchester United when lining up for England against Scotland. We had a couple of marines come here from the weekend to watch.

Kane's goal was the Tottenham Hotspur striker's sixth in 18 global appearances and came at the end of his first game under Southgate, after injuries had kept him out of England's six previous matches.

"Harry Kane will captain the side tomorrow".

Ilicic gave his side the lead in first-half stoppage time with a left-footed curling effort from an acute angle and set up Milivoje Novakovic to seal the victory six minutes from time. I did not want to lose my first game as captain, that's for sure - especially against Scotland.

"There were a lot of positives to take". "I think it is clear that our record is three knockout wins in 25 years so we now have a young team emerging, a 19- and a 21-year-old in the front line today, they haven't played many matches like this". "As a top player, playing for your country, you want to play in the best stadiums".

"I am disappointed but it's important we have that never-say-die attitude. They were heavyweight boxers, we were middleweight".

Tottenham Hotspur frontman Kane, who notched his sixth global goal, was delighted that his first experience of the England captaincy ended on a high note.

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"It is fundamental to being a top team but it is only one step in that direction, we can still improve in all areas, we all know that, but nevertheless it is a significant moment I think", he said.

Left-back Andrew Robertson felt that he, fellow defender Charlie Mulgrew and goalkeeper Craig Gordon were found wanting at the England leveller. We played a team with four or five at the back. I remember great goals, I remember Kenny (Dalglish) goals, Charlie Nicholas, but actual strikes?

Southgate added his primary goal is to reach the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation but also said the development of the side is of upmost importance. "It's a disappointing one".

"You have to somehow find another gear and now it is not a bad point away from home". I don't think he did much all game.

"You have short-term objectives in winning individual games but in the background a lot of the work we're doing is to start to prepare us for the finals".

The England forward explained his main influences as skipper had come from Wayne Rooney - captain when Kane first broke into the national team - and his Spurs team-mate Hugo Lloris, who he should come face-to-face with in Paris tomorrow night during the friendly with France.

After substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had given the Three Lions the lead at Hampden Park, Scotland appeared to be on the brink of securing what would have been a memorable victory following two superbly-struck free-kicks from Leigh Griffiths. So to score that goal ... it has been a while since I scored a goal for England.