Harry Kane Urges Gareth Southgate To Start Him Against San Marino In England’s Final World Cup Qualifier

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As England captain Gareth Southgate chases down Wayne Rooney’s all-time goalscoring record, Harry Kane has appealed with him to start on Monday in San Marino.

With a hat-trick against Albania on Friday night, the Spurs striker increased his international goal record to 44, and he’s targeting another hat-trick in Serravalle against the world’s lowest-ranked squad.

The 28-year-old now has 39 competitive goals for England, surpassing Wayne Rooney’s previous high of 37. Kane is currently chasing Rooney’s all-time record of 53 goals, and is closing in on third-placed Gary Lineker (48) and second-placed Bobby Charlton (49).

So far in World Cup qualification, Kane has not started any of the three games against minnows San Marino and Andorra. Southgate remarked, “He’s keen to let me know he hasn’t played in those games.” ‘He is definitely eager to play,’ says the coach.

If Kane scores on Monday night, he will have scored 13 goals for England in 2021, more than any other player in the calendar year.

Source: Daily Mail

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