England captain Harry Kane has revealed his desire to score 100 goals for the Three Lions before he hangs up his boots.
After converting from the penalty spot in their 2-1 win at Italy last Thursday, Kane became England’s all-time record scorer. He then took his tally to 55 with the opener in Sunday’s 2-0 victory against Ukraine.
Kane stands alone at the top of England’s scoring charts, but at the age of 29 has plenty of fuel left in the tank to extend his record.
He has admitted that while becoming the first player to score 100 goals for England is going to be tough, it’s an achievement that isn’t necessarily out of reach.
“Getting 100 will be tough for sure, but I never count out anything. I am still young. I am 29, I am still fit and strong. I want to play for England for as long as I can,” Kane said.
“Every game there is I will be putting myself forward to try and play. We will take it step-by-step. The next step will be trying to get into the sixties.
“A hundred is not out of the question. It will be extremely tough but we will have to see how the next few years go.
“I am extremely passionate about my country – I love playing for England,” he added.
“To think of all the English legends and strikers that have played the game and to be number one now is just beyond my dreams.
“Playing for England is special and to have this record is special. I don’t think I dreamed this far. I dreamed of playing for England and scoring for England – to be record goalscorer was not even in my dreams.
“I have had so many great moments and hopefully there are more to come.”
Kane is also now Tottenham’s all-time leading scorer after moving past Jimmy Greaves’ record of 266 goals for Spurs.
For Kane to score 100 England goals, he would need to continue playing at a top level well into his 30s, which is not out of the question.
He revealed last season that he wants to emulate the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski in terms of longevity – Kane has not suffered a major injury since a hamstring problem at the start of 2020.
Kane has scored an average of 6.1 goals per year for England since making his debut in 2015. If he were to continue at this rate, he would break 100 Three Lions strikes by 2030 – at which point he would be 37.