Harry Kane is one of the greatest strikers of ALL TIME, says ex-England boss Capello ahead of Three Lions’ clash v Italy
HARRY KANE is England’s most important player and one of the greatest strikers of all time, according to Fabio Capello.
The former England boss believes Kane has improved player under Antonio Conte at Tottenham.
And Capello points to Kane’s contribution of both goals and assists as a reason why he is one of the greatest strikers.
In an interview with Sky Sports the Italian spoke about England’s chances of success at the Qatar World Cup.
And when asked if Kane is one of the greatest strikers of all time, Capello replied: “I think so. He is lucky enough to be coached by [Antonio] Conte, who has helped him improve.
“Kane doesn’t just wait for the ball. Now he drops off and is involved in the build-up. He is a player who scores goals and gets assists.
“Look at the greats, such as the Brazilian Ronaldo. He didn’t get many assists, he just scored goals.
“Kane is a player who gets involved in the build-up and he’s often the player getting an assist and setting up his team-mates. I think he is England’s most important player.”
Capello is confident Kane will be a success in Qatar along with the rest of the England team, who could benefit from the World Cup being played mid-season.
The 76-year-old found his England side were always at their best in autumn – before fatigue set in after a lengthy season.
As a result, he is backing Gareth Southgate’s side to be a success at the tournament.
Capello added: “I’m really interested to see who comes out on top at the World Cup in Qatar,’ he said.
“As a former England coach, when I coached the team in September, October and November, we were ready to face the best sides in the world. In March and April, it was so-so because the physical level was dropping and we then found it very tough in June.
“I want to test my theory that England are a great side in this period of the year, so besides having talented players and a top coach, can they be really competitive and win a major tournament such as the World Cup?”