Tottenham striker Harry Kane scored four goals in England’s two Euro qualification games against Bulgaria and Kosovo, bringing his tally up to 26 goals in 41 appearances for the Three Lions (Wikipedia).
Gareth Southgate has found a system that gets the best out of the England captain as he is able to drop deep and pick out the runs of the likes of Raheem Sterling and Jadon Sancho.
If Kane is to maintain the same strike rate for England, then it wouldn’t be long before he is able to beat Wayne Rooney’s tally of 53, which is the all-time highest for England.
Speaking on The Wayne Rooney Podcast, the striker admitted that he expects the Spurs striker to break his record in two or three years.
Rooney said, “I never take goals for granted, I love scoring them. Once I got to 35 for England, I could feel the record getting close.
“I don’t think it’ll stand for 50 years like Bobby Charlton’s, I think Harry Kane, possibly the next two or three years will… He’s a fantastic goalscorer and his record for England is fantastic.
“When I got the record and then went back for my last game I said it would be an honour to go and present him like Bobby Charlton presented me with the golden boot and I’m sure it won’t be before too long.”
The former Manchester United also spoke about the infamous golden generation and insisted that they would have won many accolades if they had a top coach.
He added, “You look at our team 10 years ago and arguably we had the best group of players in world football.
“Rio Ferdinand, John Terry, Ashley Cole, (Steven) Gerrard, (Paul) Scholes, (Frank) Lampard, (David) Beckham, myself, Michael Owen – our team then, if we had a Guardiola with that group of players, we’d have won everything, no doubt about it.”
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If he is able to steer clear of injuries, Kane will not only break Rooney’s record but surpass it quite comfortably. Given the crazy numbers he has recorded already, it is scary to think the kind of record Kane will end up with for club and country when he decides to hang up his boots.
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