Gary Lineker discusses Harry Kane’s World Cup golden boot chances
Can he do it?
England legend Gary Lineker has explained what Harry Kane needs to do if he is to win the Golden Boot at the World Cup in Russia.
While there is not a terrible amount of expectation on the England team this year, there is some cautious optimism.
That is because the team is currently filled with players that could bring something different on the international stage.
Not only that, they are being led by possibly the best number 9 in the game right now.
What he needs to do
Now, everyone is talking about his chances of winning the World Cup golden boot.
That includes Gary Lineker, who knows a thing or two about winning the award.
“Kane is England’s talisman and he won’t be scared of the challenge,” he explained in an interview with the Daily Mirror.
“In the moment of truth, that split-second which sets top strikers apart from the rest, he invariably delivers. His record over the last four years is terrific.
“Like all strikers, he needs to hit form at the right time, but you can never be sure of doing that at a major tournament because he will only be at his most effective if the team plays well.
“The Golden Boot is not the be-all and end-all at a World Cup, but to win it you have to go a long way in the tournament.
“You are not going to score in five or six games in a row to win the Golden Boot, so you probably need a freakish game where everything drops for you – I scored a hat-trick in half an hour against Poland, and suddenly the world’s my oyster.
“It’s a symbol of prestige which says you performed at the highest level and in the best company.
“Kane is capable of winning it if England play to his strengths, but they will need to win a few games.”
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June 14, 2018 at 08:39AM