The Daily Mail have revealed that Harry Kane has pleaded with Gareth Southgate to start him in England’s World Cup qualifier against San Marino this evening.
Kane has been struggling for goals at Tottenham so far this season but it has been a different story for the striker in international football.
The 28-year-old silenced critics with a perfect hat-trick in Albania on Friday as the Three Lions registered a thumping 5-0 win.
The three goals took Kane’s tally for his country to 44 goals, with the striker now chasing down Wayne Rooney’s all-time record of 53.
The Tottenham man is now within touching distance of former Spurs striker Gary Lineker in third place (48) and Manchester United legend Bobby Charlton in second (49).
The Mail have claimed that Kane has pleaded with Southgate to pick him against San Marino as he hunts down Rooney’s record.
Southgate admitted that the 28-year-old is keen to start in Serravalle this evening and add to his tally.
The England boss is quoted as saying: “He’s (Kane) quick to let me know he hasn’t played in those games (previous matches against San Marino and Andorra). For sure, he is keen to play.”
Spurs Web Opinion
While Spurs fans might want Kane rested to ensure he is fresh for the clash against Leeds, I do not think it is a bad thing for the striker to start this evening.
A couple more goals today will do his confidence a world of good after the rough start he has had to the campaign.
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