New Delhi: Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane became the highest goal scorer for England with his 54th international goal, to ensure the three lions won in Italy for the first time since 1961.
England vs Italy
England defeated Italy by 2-1 in Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) qualification round at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in Naples, Italy.
Kane breaks Roony’s record
The English skipper Kane surpassed the Wayne Rooney’s tally of 53 goals for the men’s national team with a first-half penalty.
ENGLAND'S ALL-TIME RECORD GOALSCORER!
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Harry Kane’s words
“I don’t like to look too far in the future but I’m 29, I’m feeling fit and strong, the best I’ve felt in my career. I hope I have many more years. Playing for England is probably my greatest feeling in football. I want to do it for as long as possible and as a striker I want to score in every game. Hopefully there will be many more,” said Kane.
Harry Kane was all in praise for his teammate and England coach Gareth Southgate, he said Gareth had played an important part in building up a team.
“A big thanks to Gareth. My England journey started with Roy [Hodgson] but Gareth has played a really big part. We’ve had some really good times and are growing as a team. We haven’t achieved what we want to achieve yet but tonight was a big statement after the World Cup and for huge spells in the game we played really well,” Kane added.
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— England (@England) March 23, 2023
Speaking about the last night win over Italy, Kane said the World Cup ended on the difficult note and was tough finish World Cup in that way.
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“We haven’t won in Italy for so long. To score and win the game is special. The World Cup was obviously a difficult way to end. It was tough to finish it that way. We feel like we are one of the best teams in Europe and we just need to keep knocking on the door,” Kane concluded.
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