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After becoming England’s all-time leading goalscorer against Italy last Thursday, Harry Kane has set himself a huge target which he believes “isn’t out of the question.” The Spurs forward has netted 55 times for his country in 82 appearances but believes he can reach 100 goals in an England shirt before he hangs up his boots.
Kane is enjoying a fantastic season on a personal note after he also became Tottenham Hotspur’s all-time leading goalscorer in February after a goal against Manchester City took him above Jimmy Greaves. He is also on course to score at least 25 Premier League goals this season, although the chances of him winning the golden boot are slim after Erling Haaland’s early season form.
While Kane will be desperate to earn some team silverware at some point, for now, he is over the moon with what he is achieving on a personal level. Speaking after breaking the record last week, the 29-year-old said:
“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.
“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.
What a career Harry Kane has had!!! Scoring machine!!! pic.twitter.com/6HmD8eqEgy
— Frank Khalid OBE (@FrankKhalidUK) March 26, 2023
One hundred goals will be “tough” but not impossible
Kane netted once more for his country over the weekend in England’s 2-0 win over Ukraine at Wembley. While some players have been known over the years to sit out of certain international fixtures to save their bodies for club football, Kane says that he wouldn’t dream of choosing to neglect international duty.
With that attitude, it isn’t inconceivable that Kane could reach the 100-goal mark for England. There are more international games than ever with the inception of the UEFA Nations League and there will be more games at future tournaments with the European Championships and World Cup expanding. Talking about his ambitions, the talismanic striker said:
“Getting 100 will be tough for sure, but I never count out anything. 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. Every game there is I will be putting myself forward to try and play.
“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. I have had so many great moments and hopefully, there are more to come.”
More records in his sights
After becoming Tottenham’s and England’s record goalscorers, the only goalscoring achievement left for Kane to accomplish is to become the Premier League’s all-time leading goalscorer. Alan Shearer is currently 56 goals ahead of Kane but with plenty of gas still in the tank, it looks likely that Kane will surpass that total.
The only thing that could stop him from overtaking Shearer would be a move abroad. Kane has been linked with a move away from Spurs this summer but it is believed that he would prefer to stay in England rather than move abroad.