Kane targeting Rooney record

Date published: Wednesday 9th September 2015 3:24

Harry Kane says his aim is to one day overtake Wayne Rooney as England’s all-time record scorer, but knows he faces a tough task in achieving that.

Manchester United striker Rooney took his international tally to 50 goals on Tuesday after firing home from the penalty spot to wrap up the Three Lions’ 2-0 Euro 2016 qualifying win at Wembley.

Kane had actually opened the scoring a few moments before Rooney’s strike, making it three goals in four international appearances for the Tottenham ace, and while Rooney is still expected to bulge the back of the net many more times before he retires, his strike partner has already set his sights on top spot.

When asked if he sees himself overtaking Rooney’s tally one day, Kane told Sky Sports: “That’s the aim. Rooney has set the mark and will probably go on to score quite a few more hopefully for us.

“We’ll see where he ends up and hopefully I’ll be chasing him down. It’s a huge honour [to celebrate with him], I grew up watching him score goals for England, so to share that moment with him on the pitch, it’s a special moment for me as well.

“I’m sure he’s very proud of what he has achieved and I’m sure he can go on and get many more for England.”

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