Football: Soccer-Kane has eyes firmly set on Rooney’s England record

(Reuters) – Harry Kane is decided to interrupt Wayne Rooney’s England goal-scoring record earlier than this 12 months’s World Cup finals in Qatar, however the Tottenham Hotspur striker stated the staff’s efficiency would all the time take priority over his pursuit of non-public landmarks.

The 28-year-old wants 5 extra targets to eclipse Rooney’s mark of 53, with two Nations League video games towards Hungary and one every towards 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 wish to break it as quickly as potential, I’d love to attain as many targets as I can within the subsequent 4 video games earlier than the World Cup,” Kane advised reporters forward of Saturday’s fixture towards Hungary in Budapest.

“But I’m somebody who does not let that stuff have an effect on me when I’m on the pitch, I’ve a job to do, it is not about goal-scoring information… it is in regards to the staff getting three factors and successful the sport.”

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

“Of course I feel it could be an unbelievable achievement. I used to be fortunate sufficient to be enjoying on the pitch and truly scored when Wayne broke the record himself,” he stated.

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

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

(Reporting by Dhruv Munjal in Bengaluru; Editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan)

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