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“Fully expecting”: PL legend backs Harry Kane to break England national team record

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Wayne Rooney thinks Harry Kane will break his England record

According to Football.london, England legend Wayne Rooney felt that Harry Kane is on the way to break his record. Kane is just 12 goals shy of the record 53 goals scored by Rooney and the former striker believes that the record will be broken and he will congratulate Kane on doing so.

Harry Kane has come a long way since breaking out at Tottenham. His form over the 2014-15 season was enough to force his way into the England side. Coincidentally, it was Wayne Rooney that he replaced when he was subbed on for his debut. He started his second game alongside Rooney.

England s Harry Kane rushes in to congratulate team mate Wayne Rooney after he scored the goal that broke the England goals record

Harry Kane rushes in to congratulate Wayne Rooney after he scored the goal that broke the England goals record

In September 2015, he would score his first-ever goal for the Three Lions. 63 appearances later, he has 40 more. Kane’s tally now stands at 41 goals and Rooney’s record stands at 53. Given that the Spurs talisman has been relatively injury-free for most of his career, there is a good chance that the record is broken soon.

Rooney is of the same opinion. He acknowledged that the record was meant to be broken and praised Kane for his performances.

“I said when I stopped playing that I was fully expecting Harry to get that record. He’s a fantastic player, a goalscorer, and obviously he’s got time on his side. I’d be the first to congratulate him. Records are great, of course, but they’re there to be broken. When Harry does break that record, he deserves all the credit and praise he gets, because it’s a great honour to hold that record.”

Harry Kane in action for England.

Harry Kane in action for England. (imago Images)

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Kane recently added three goals in the last three WC Qualifiers for England ensuring England are well poised to make it to next year’s FIFA World Cup. Now, Kane returns to club duty again as he continues to keep up the goal-scoring spree. He will be back for England next month as well, when he will hope to close down the gap to Rooney’s tally.

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