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Kane has “freer mind” to play for England after Spurs last-four finish

Sat 04 June 2022 | 14:04

The England skipper is in a cheerful mood as he comes closer to the start of the Nations League campaign with his side.

Harry Kane

is featuring with a “freer mind” for the Three Lions after a strong finish with

Tottenham

. The England international helped his side go past Arsenal and gain the fourth place on the Premier League table, which means they will return to the Champions League next season.

He met the back of the net five times in their final five games and raised his tally to 17 in the

Premier League

.

However, this was the 28-year-old’s lowest tally in the previous eight seasons. It is due to the fact that he had a slow start to the season as he did not score in the first eight matches in the league.

Tottenham are enjoying a great run under the reign of Antonio Conte and Kane is keen on doing better.

"Whenever you finish strongly with your club there is always a freer mind going into the international stage,"

he said.

"It was a fantastic summer last year in terms of [Euro 2020]. It ended obviously very disappointingly, but going into these games I feel confident, I feel free.

"We had a good finish as a team towards the end of the season and I had a good season personally, which is always great.

"So I am looking forward to carrying that on into these games. Then, as I touched on earlier, getting a nice break over the summer."

England are getting ready for their four National League matches that will happen in the space of 10 days to finish this campaign.

Kane has met the target eight times in his previous four international games and he needs four more to equalize Wayne Rooney’s 53 as the all-time leading goalscorer for

England

.

"Of course, I think it would be an incredible achievement," he said. "I was lucky enough to be playing on the pitch and actually scored when Wayne broke the record himself.

"I saw how much it meant to him and his family. I did not really think that far ahead at that stage. 

"But to be where I am now – four goals behind Wayne with plenty of games coming up this year – it would be an incredible achievement.

"Whenever you are in among the names of Rooney and [Gary] Lineker and [Bobby] Charlton and players like that you are doing something worthwhile.

"But I am focused on trying to help the team. I always feel if I am doing my best for the team then the goals will come."


source: SportMob

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