Harry Kane has set a target of scoring goals for England for ‘many years’ following his hat-trick against Bulgaria at the weekend.
The Tottenham Hotspur striker hit a treble at Wembley Stadium on Saturday evening, taking his record for the national team to 25 strikes in only 40 appearances. The milestone also took him above World Cup winner Sir Geoff Hurst in the country’s all-time goalscoring charts.
Whilst Kane is humbled by reaching that number, he is not aiming to slow down any time soon. Speaking after his treble, he said: “Whenever stuff like that happens it’s always a proud moment for me and it shows the hard work that I’m putting in is paying off.
“Hopefully I can keep scoring goals for many years to come. Whenever I put an England shirt on it’s always to try and score and help the team and thankfully today it went well for me.
“When I’m playing with players like Raz (Raheem Sterling) and (Marcus) Rashford, they are going to create so many chances, they are so good in one-v-ones, they are going to win penalties, so I’ve got to make sure I’m ready for the opportunities that come my way.”
The 26-year-old will get another chance to add to his fantastic record on Tuesday evening as Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions take on Kosovo at St Mary’s. Kane can be backed at odds of 17/10 with Paddy Power to score the opening goal of the game.