Kane claims he is backing himself to overtake two England record-holding legends

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane claims that he is backing himself to overthrow both Wayne Rooney and Alan Shearer for two of the most prestigious records available to an English striker.

Kane is the current England captain and is chasing down a record set by one of the past armband holders, Wayne Rooney. The Man United legend overtook Bobby Charlton to become England’s all-time leading scorer in 2015.

Rooney managed 53 goals in his England career, while Harry Kane has already managed 32 from his first 45 games for his country (Wikipedia).

The Spurs man claims he would be disappointed not to claim that record in the next five or ten years (quoted by Daily Mail).

In an Instagram live interview with Sky Sports’ Jamie Redknapp, Harry Kane said: “Looking at it now, I’d be disappointed if I didn’t get to that amount. I’m a confident guy. If I carry on playing for England for the next five or ten years, then, for sure, that’s a record I want to be beating. I’m confident if I stay fit and healthy then I’ll be able to catch that one up.”

Meanwhile, Kane also has his sights on yet another impressive record, this time held by Alan Shearer; the all-time Premier League top scorer.

Kane is currently 13th in the list with 136 goals from 201 games. However, the 26-year-old is still a long way from Shearer’s table-topping record if 260 goals in 441 games (Wikipedia).

Despite this, Kane claims that he would back himself to try and get the record if he plays Premier League football for another ten years.

He told Jamie Redknapp: “Injuries and staying in the Premier League is a big factor for that (taking over Alan Shearer’s 260 goals). If I was to play Premier League football for the next ten years then I’d back myself to try to get that record. That’s something that’s in the back of my mind.”

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