Kane has eyes firmly set on Rooney’s England file

Harry Kane is set to interrupt Wayne Rooney’s England goal-scoring file earlier than this yr’s World Cup finals in Qatar, however the Tottenham Hotspur striker stated the workforce’s efficiency would all the time take priority over his pursuit of non-public landmarks.

The 28-year-old wants 5 extra objectives to eclipse Rooney’s mark of 53, with two Nations League video games in opposition to Hungary and one every in opposition to Germany and Italy this month more likely to provide him the chance to attain that concentrate on.

England play Italy and Germany once more in September.

“I want to break it as quickly as doable, I might love to attain as many objectives as I can within the subsequent 4 video games earlier than the World Cup,” Kane informed reporters forward of Saturday’s fixture in opposition to Hungary in Budapest.

“However I am somebody who would not let that stuff have an effect on me after I’m on the pitch, I’ve a job to do, it is not about goal-scoring information… it is in regards to the workforce getting three factors and profitable the sport.”

Kane, who was on the pitch in opposition to Switzerland in 2015 when Rooney bettered the earlier better of 49 objectives set by Bobby Charlton, added the importance of the accomplishment wasn’t misplaced on him.

“In fact I feel it will be an unimaginable achievement. I used to be fortunate sufficient to be enjoying on the pitch and really scored when Wayne broke the file himself,” he stated.

“I noticed how a lot it meant to him and his household. I didn’t actually assume that far forward at that stage.”

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England subsequent journey to Munich, the place they are going to face Germany on Tuesday.