Harry Kane continues to set records in the English national soccer team

Harry Kane now has nine more goals than Wayne Rooney

by Sededin Dedovic
Harry Kane continues to set records in the English national soccer team
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Harry Kane continues to shine on the soccer field, excelling both for his club, Bayern Munich, and his national team, England. The experienced striker recently etched his name deeper into England's soccer history by scoring his 62nd goal for the national team, tying him with Wayne Rooney for the second-highest scorer of all time.

Kane's goal against Malta in the UEFA Nations League marked his 88th appearance for England, bringing him level with Rooney's tally. With a clear intention to play until the 2026 World Cup in the United States and Canada, Kane is poised to surpass Rooney's record and cement his legacy as England's all-time leading goalscorer.

Harry Kane emphasizes the importance of team unity

Despite securing qualification for the upcoming European Championship in Germany, Kane maintains that the team's focus remains on maintaining a winning mentality and showing the world that their success is no fluke.

"Seriousness is what we lacked in some previous years," Kane reflected after the victory against Malta. "At the previous European Championship, this generation was defeated in the final after penalty kicks. Now we want to prepare well for Germany and show that it was not a coincidence.

The strongest weapon of this team is unity, which is immediately visible in the results."

Southgate is glad Kane is happy in Munich

Kane's sentiments echo those of England coach Gareth Southgate, who lauded the team's collective effort and praised Kane's leadership qualities.

"The whole team played very smartly. We didn't rush. We tried with some new players, who showed that they can be counted on," Southgate remarked. "Honestly, when you have a leader like Harry Kane on the field, who enters every match with a big goal, it's a big plus.

Just when you think he's had enough of goals, he immediately denies it. He is a great professional. You can see that he is happy in his new club." With Kane spearheading the attack, both Bayern Munich and England are poised for a successful season, with the striker's individual brilliance adding an extra dimension to their collective ambitions.

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