Harry King

Harry Kane (front) celebrates scoring a goal for England in their 2-1 win over Switzerland. Photo: Stephen Baston/PA Wire/dpa

On his way to becoming England’s record goalscorer, Kane tied Sir Bobby, who also scored 49 goals, with a hand-kick in a 2-1 win over Switzerland on Saturday. Rooney only has four more goals left, and in a World Cup year it might not be long before Kane scores that mark as well.

The captain said we have a big year ahead with more international players and more goals. Already on March 29 against Ivory Coast, the 28-year-old could become the second in the standings. “You have to be ready for every opportunity at any moment,” said the Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper. It doesn’t bother him that he has a lot of penalties on his record. I train them a lot and I work on them a lot, revealed Kane, who kept his cool in the 78th minute.

National team coach Gareth Southgate was delighted with the good test against the start-up Swiss. Under Southgate, England are now 21 unbeaten – more than ever. However, the penalty shootout she lost in the European Championship final against Italy does not count. The 1966 world title is ahead of Charlton Kane – for now.

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