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Gareth Southgate Hopes Harry Kane Will Break England Goalscoring Record in FIFA 2022 World Cup Final

Harry Kane scored a penalty in England’s win (Reuters Photo)

Harry Kane is simply 4 targets wanting matching Wayne Rooney’s England goalscoring document of 53

  • Reuters
  • Last Updated:March 27, 2022, 10:36 IST

England supervisor Gareth Southgate mentioned Harry Kane is the favorite to overhaul Wayne Rooney because the nation’s all-time main scorer and hoped the striker would attain the landmark within the remaining of this 12 months’s World Cup in Qatar. Kane scored a late penalty in England’s 2-1 win over Switzerland in a pleasant on Saturday because the 28-year-old moved level-second with Bobby Charlton on 49 targets and behind solely Wayne Rooney’s document of 53.


“The names he’s in and amongst now are unbelievable,” Southgate mentioned.

“Harry will respect that historical past, it’s going to imply loads to him to be in and amongst these names. You need to say he appears favorite to go and try this (break the document).”

Asked whether or not he would favor Kane to wrap up the document earlier than World Cup in Qatar, Southgate mentioned: “I would love him to interrupt the document within the World Cup remaining!

“I believe he’s fairly calm about it, he’s assured he can get there, his goals-per-game document is exceptionally good. I don’t know the place that compares to Jimmy Greaves, however I think about he can be the one different participant shut.”

The World Cup can be held from Nov. 21-Dec. 18 in Qatar.

England, who received the World Cup in 1966, completed fourth on the final version in Russia in 2018.

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