Man Utd star reveals how he views his rivalry with Harry Kane

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Dom Le Roy

The Three Lions continue their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign when they welcome Bulgaria to Wembley this afternoon.

Gareth Southgate’s men find themselves top of Group A having demolished Czech Republic and Montenegro 5-0 and 5-1 respectively in their first two matches.

England go into the game against Bulgaria as heavy favourites, with the visitors yet to register a win during their qualification campaign.

England striker Marcus Rashford has admitted in the pre-match press conference that he takes inspiration from Spurs striker Harry Kane in training.

Rashford revealed that the England captain is one of the best finisher’s he’s played with and that his desire to compete with the Spurs man pushes him to become a better player.

According to The Telegraph, the Man Utd forward said: “If you watch training, then you’d see how it all works. I could use Harry Kane as an example.

“He’s one of the best finishers that I’ve played with and whenever we do finishing, in my head, it’s about being as close to him as possible.

“So if he scores six, you want to score six, if he scores seven, you want to score eight. Little things like that are the bits that people never see.

“Even though we’re fighting for the same position, or to be in the same team, we really do drive each other on and it’s very important that you have that sort of atmosphere within a team.”

With Rashford and his Man Utd teammate Paul Pogba both failing to convert from the spot for the Red Devils recently, the 21-year-old was asked about taking penalties for England but he insisted that there was only one candidate when it comes to taking spot-kicks.

He added, “Here, it’s a bit more simple because Harry’s record is unbelievable. That’s a way for him to get his goals and the squad support that.”

Spurs Web Opinion

With the pace that the likes of Rashford, Sterling, and Sancho have, Kane often plays as the deepest of the front 3 for England and it is a role that seems to suit him given his fantastic passing range. Perhaps Pochettino can consider using him in a similar role at Spurs, with Lucas Moura and Son Heung-Min leading the line.

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