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EURO 2024: Rio Ferdinand stirs controversy with Harry Kane slander



Rio Ferdinand stirs controversy with Harry Kane slander

Harry Kane may have a lot on his plate at Bayern Munich, but Rio Ferdinand is not ready to let things slide with the England international.

The former Manchester United defender stirred some controversy with his recent comments regarding England’s Euro 2024 squad selection, singling out Harry Kane for criticism while advocating for Jordan Henderson’s inclusion.

Ferdinand, speaking on the Vibe with FIVE podcast, argued passionately for Henderson’s place in Gareth Southgate’s squad, citing the midfielder’s leadership abilities and experience as key assets.

The discussion arose following Henderson’s tumultuous departure from Liverpool to Saudi Pro League outfit Al Ettifaq, a move that lasted only six months before his contract was mutually terminated.

Henderson has since returned to European football with Ajax, where he has quickly assumed the captaincy after just four games.

Ferdinand, while acknowledging Henderson’s relatively brief stint at Al Ettifaq, emphasized the midfielder’s track record of success, having captained Liverpool to multiple trophies.

He stressed the importance of Henderson’s leadership qualities in fostering a winning mentality within the England squad.

However, in making his case for Henderson, Ferdinand couldn’t resist taking a swipe at Kane, England’s current captain, for his lack of silverware success. Despite Kane’s undeniable talent, Ferdinand argued that Henderson’s experience and ability to inspire are crucial elements that Kane may lack.

“In a tournament and in a team that wants to win, it’s not just about what you can do football-wise, talent-wise, there’s more to it,” Ferdinand said.

“There needs to be that experience, the ability to talk, grab, push, shove, punch. Respect immediately before you kick a ball. Not everyone but there has to be one or two of those in that squad, and Jordan Henderson is that guy for me.”