‘Proud’ Harry Kane reacts to moving third on England all-time scoring charts

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Harry Kane has admitted that he is pleased to be among the list of England’s greatest goalscorers after notching another four goals against San Marino.

The international break has been extremely productive for Kane, with the Tottenham man getting two back-to-back hat-tricks against Albania and San Marino.

The Three Lions sealed their qualification to the 2022 World Cup with a thumping 10-0 win on Monday, with Kane’s four goals taking his international tally up to 48.

The 28-year-old has now equalled Gary Lineker’s tally, sitting one behind Bobby Charlton and just five behind Wayne Rooney’s all-time record.

When asked about the achievement, the Spurs striker told ITV (as relayed by The Evening Standard): “Every time I wear an England shirt I’m proud.

“Whenever I can score goals it’s one of the greatest feelings I can have in my career, so nice to be amongst those people and hopefully we can keep them coming.”

When asked about the Three Lions’ progression through to the World Cup in Qatar, Kane said: “It came to the last game, we expected to win tonight but we’ve done a great job and as you’ve seen in other groups, it’s not easy to qualify, kind of when we win the games people write off the opposition but to go through is a fantastic feeling.”

Gareth Southgate’s men have come close to tasting glory twice in major tournaments, making the semi-finals at the 2018 World Cup and finishing runners up at the European Championship this summer.

England will be hoping to go one better in Qatar and Kane suggested the experience that the squad now has will hold them in good stead.

The striker added: “We still need to keep working, I feel like we’ve been improving year on year, obviously with the World Cup then the Euros, so just making the most of the time, we haven’t got a lot of time before the next one so using every training session, every match we can to fine-tune the little pieces.

“Hopefully mentality has been building over the years and then we can take that into the World Cup now.”

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One can tell from Kane’s body language whenever he puts on an England shirt that he loves playing for his country. Sadly, that was missing at Tottenham for much of the season but hopefully, the arrival of Conte will spark him into life. The goals he has got over the international break will certainly do his confidence a world of good.

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