Harry Redknapp has compared England captain Harry Kane with World Cup winner Bobby Moore, per Sky Sports.
Moore, of course, captained the Three Lions to their sole World Cup triumph in 1966.
Redknapp sees similarities in the way that Kane and Moore conduct themselves.
Moore, in his heyday, was regarded as the perfect gentleman; one of the enduring images of England’s World Cup win is the defender wiping his hands on his shorts before shaking the hand of the queen.
Kane, much like the West Ham legend, does the majority of his talking on the pitch instead of hogging off-field headlines, and won the Golden Boot at the 2018 tournament in Russia, scoring six goals in total as the Three Lions reached the semi-finals for the first time since 1990.
Asked about Kane ahead of England’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Montenegro, Redknapp told Sky Sports: “He’s just a class act, on and off the field.
“People said the same about Bobby Moore – a great captain and leader.
“He’s a great guy, a perfect role model. He gets on with his football and trains hard, works hard. You never see anything bad about him; he’s a family man.”
The next step for Kane is to win a major tournament on the international scene.
Despite winning the Golden Boot in the summer, he was regarded as half-fit throughout the knockout games and missed one glaring chance in the semi-final against Croatia when he had the opportunity to pass to an unmarked Raheem Sterling.
Had he done so, England would surely have taken a 2-0 lead and maybe would have progressed to a final meeting with France.
There is no guarantee that Gareth Southgate’s side would have won that game but that is the next step for England and for Kane.
If he is to be honoured among the likes of Moore he must lead his country to silverware.
The Nations League semi-finals are in the summer and the Three Lions face the Netherlands; lifting that trophy would be a fine place to start.