Wayne Rooney gives honest verdict on Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane potentially breaking his England goals record
Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane is in line to break three very prestigious goal-scoring records, including Wayne Rooney’s record for most goals scored at the international level for England.
The former Manchester United and Everton centre-forward scored 53 times for the Three Lions in 120 matches during his illustrious career. Kane, meanwhile, has netted 51 times in 75 matches so far.
He is expected to shatter that record at the biggest stage of them all – the FIFA World Cup. England are put in a rather easy group – at least on paper – alongside the United States of America, Wales, and Iran.
Kane won the Golden Boot at the 2018 FIFA World Cup and if he scores thrice in Qatar, he will shatter Rooney’s record. The current Derby County manager has given his thoughts on the Spurs star potentially breaking his record.
He said on talkSPORT (h/t Football.London):
“I’m delighted for him [Kane], I think he’ll go and smash the record and end up on 70-odd goals if I’m being honest. He deserves it for the work he puts in.”
“It’s a huge honour to have the record but they’re to be broken and I couldn’t think of anyone better than Harry to go and take that record and hopefully he does it at the World Cup because it means he’s doing well for England.”
Ahead of the clash against Leeds United at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium today, Kane has scored 194 goals in the Premier League. He recently overtook Rooney’s tally of 188 goals.
And now, he is 64 strikes away from the pinnacle. He is also closing in on Jimmy Greaves’ record of 266 goals for Spurs, with Kane boasting 260 goals for the Lilywhites in just 407 outings across competitions.
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It seems like a matter of when and not if. Kane is still just 29 years old and has a lot of years still left in his legs – those three aforementioned records will be cakewalk for him if he sees his career out in England.