– England striker Harry Kane has said scoring 100 goals for his country “is not out of the question”.
– The 29-year-old became England’s all-time top scorer with 54 goals when he converted a penalty in Thursday’s Euro 2024 qualifying 2-1 victory in Italy.
– He added his 55th in 82 appearances when he scored in the 2-0 win against Ukraine on Sunday.
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– “Getting 100 will be tough for sure, but I never count out anything,” said the Tottenham forward.
– “I am still young – I am 29, I am still fit and strong. I want to play for England for as long as I can.”
– England will play Malta and North Macedonia in June in their next two Euro 2024 qualifiers.
– “Every game there is I will be putting myself forward to try and play,” added Kane.
– “We will take it step-by-step. The next step will be trying to get into the sixties.
– “A hundred is not out of the question. It will be extremely tough but we will have to see how the next few years go.”
– Kane overtook Wayne Rooney’s 53 goals to move top of England’s all-time men’s goalscoring chart.
– The Spurs striker now leads a group of six Englishmen to have scored more than 40 international goals. Of those, only Jimmy Greaves scored his at a faster rate – one every 1.3 games, compared with Kane’s 1.5.
– Kane scored 16 international goals in 2021, which is the record for England in a calendar year.
– His tally for his country includes six at the 2018 World Cup and earned him the Golden Boot at the tournament.
– “I am extremely passionate about my country – I love playing for England,” said Kane.
– “To think of all the English legends and strikers that have played the game and to be number one now is just beyond my dreams.
– “Playing for England is special and to have this record is special.
– “I don’t think I dreamed this far. I dreamed of playing for England and scoring for England – to be record goalscorer was not even in my dreams.
– “I have had so many great moments and hopefully there are more to come.”