Harry Kane is aiming for double trophy successes ahead of the European Championship and the World Cup
‘It’s a real chance for me and a team to win something with England’: Harry Kane is aiming for double trophies in the run-up to the European Championship and the World Cup
Harry Kane acknowledges that the next two years could define his career if England tried to win the European Championship and the World Cup.
The attacker has yet to win another major trophy in his career and believes Euro 2020 – postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic – is a ‘real opportunity’ to claim silverware.
The World Cup will then kick off in Qatar in November 2022 and the England captain has emphasized the importance of these two competitions.
Harry Kane acknowledges that the outcome of England’s next two tournaments could determine his career
‘I am 27 and there are two huge tournaments scheduled in two years and it is a real opportunity for me and a team to win something with England.’ Kane said.
‘In my head I have many years to go, but these two are really important.
“I have to perform and in recent years I have been hindered by an injury, but I can get the numbers that I know I can do with goals and assists.”
Kane scored six goals to win the Golden Boot at the 2018 World Cup, but struggled to find that consistency after returning from Russia.
Harry Kane scored six goals to win the Golden Boot at the 2018 World Cup in Russia
The attacker suffered a more recent setback when he traveled to the Bahamas and subsequently missed the start of Tottenham’s preparations for the season as the island was on the quarantine list.
“It wasn’t ideal, but you have to adapt to it and get on with it,” Kane continued.
‘But in practice I felt fine, I feel sharp, I’m ready to go, so I think we’ll judge game by game and see how I feel.
Harry Kane insists he is ready for the Nations League opener, despite missing a week of prep
Looking back, I don’t think it hurt me to be away that extra week, refreshed with the family.
‘I think time will tell, but I know one thing: I’m ready for the season, I’m excited for the season, I feel just as good as I’ve been for a while.
“ I have felt really sharp in the last nine games with Spurs and a few more weeks of rest and a few weeks of quarantine has left me in a good place and I’m itching to come back. My body is in a good place. ‘
England started its Nations League campaign against Iceland in Reykjavic on Saturday and traveled to Copenhagen on Tuesday to take on Denmark.