Harry Kane Set for 50th England Cap

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England manager Gareth Southgate has described Harry Kane as “absolutely phenomenal” as he prepares for his 50th cap against Belgium. The Tottenham forward has scored 32 goals in 49 appearances for his national side, with only Spurs legend Jimmy Greaves possessing a better goal-scoring record after the same number of starts.

Kane has once again started off the Premier League season in excellent fashion. He has already 15 goal contributions in just eight games, scoring seven and providing a further eight. But, will be hoping to replicate his early Premier League form for England, to avoid going a whole calendar year without scoring.

Harry Kane Prepares for 50th England Cap

Continuing to Prove the One-Season Wonder Critics Wrong

When a young Kane first burst onto the scene, he was an instant hit. In his first non-disrupted season during the 2014/15 campaign, a 21-year-old Harry Kane scored 21 Premier League goals.

His prolific nature in front of goal that year was certainly recognised, but not many people thought he could sustain it over a number of seasons.

It is safe to say that those who doubted Kane, have been proved completely wrong. The front-man now has 150 goals in 214 appearance for the Lilywhites and has also impressed on the international stage too. He has scored 27 goals in 31 games since 2017, but will be wanting to score more than ever during this international break, as he has yet to find the back of the net in four games in 2020.

Harry Kane Could Thrive in Deeper Role for England

International friendlies and Nations league matches to a certain extent, allow manager’s to experiment. Given the quality of Belgium, adjustments to England’s starting line-up will certainly not be drastic, but Gareth Southgate could use these next two matches against The Red Devils and Iceland respectively, to Kane in a deeper role.

The 27-year-old has provided eight assists already this season, already surpassing any other singular season. This notion of Harry Kane becoming a creator of goal, as well as scoring them too, has caught Southgate’s eye. During the England manager’s spell as the U21 head coach, Southgate brought on Harry Kane, with his side losing 1-0 after 60 minutes. The Tottenham forward proved that day to be the creative spark that the team were missing that day and created the leveller.

 

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