Tottenham 23-year-old: This is what I need to do to be world class
By Dominic Toner
Tottenham forward Harry Kane believes that he must deliver for both club and country to reach a top level.
The 23-year-old has been named in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the upcoming matches against Scotland and Spain.
He believes that he needs to perform across all competitions he plays in, which includes the Champions League and on the international stage.
Spurs are competing in the Champions League group stage this season, but Kane has featured in just one appearances due to his absence through injury.
He returned from a 10-game layout to score in the 1-1 draw with Arsenal and is now hoping to impress for his national side in Friday’s World Cup qualifier against Scotland.
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“You have to do it on all stages, not just domestic,” Kane told the Evening Standard. “That means Champions League, World Cup qualifiers, World Cup finals, European Championships.
“A player who can do it on all levels is world class. That is my aim and it is what I am working hard to achieve. I am ready, I am fit and I am confident of scoring goals. Hopefully I can get on a good run of form for England.”
Kane has proven to be a prolific goal scorer in recent seasons for Spurs, scoring 67 goals in 134 appearances across all competitions.
The striker won the golden boot award last season for his 25 Premier League goals and is the first-choice option for manager Mauricio Pochettino.
He is now hoping to add to his moderate goal tally for England, which currently stands at five goals in 17 senior appearances.
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