Harry Kane is pleased other England players now share in goal-scoring burden

Harry Kane is happy that he now shares the burden of scoring goals with other team players after they scored severally to thrash the Czech Republic 5-0.

Kane’s teammate Raheem Sterling dominated their opening Euro 2020 qualifier last Friday by scoring a hat-trick, and with an own goal from Tomas Kalas, England sealed their win.

Sterling now has five goals from his last three international starts while other players like Jadon Sancho, Dele Alli, Ross Barkley are doing their own goal-scoring bits in their own areas. This has given Kane reasons to believe there are now goals throughout the current England team.

“I think to be a top nation or a top team you have to have four or five players scoring goals throughout the season,” he said via Sportsmole.

“Obviously Raheem has been doing it for club and country, Jadon (Sancho) has been doing it for his club (Borussia Dortmund) and he got an assist, so it is important whoever plays in that front three – and even the midfielders like Dele (Alli) and Ross (Barkley) who come in and make those forwards runs – to chip in as well.

“Without the ball we all defend, we all work hard so clean sheets are important and Friday was the perfect example.

“You have got Callum (Hudson-Odoi) and Jadon who are very young, but they just want to get on the ball and play one-v-one against players.

“Raheem is in great form for club and country, so it is great to be playing with him at the moment and we have great options.

Jadon Sancho, Borussia Dortmund

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“Obviously Marcus is unfortunately injured at the moment, but that is what we want, we want players who take people on, run in behind and score goals as well and that is what they are doing.”

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 22: Harry Kane of England (9) celebrates as scores his team’s second goal from a penalty with team mates during the 2020 UEFA European Championships Group A qualifying match between England and Czech Republic at Wembley Stadium on March 22, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

As England face Montenegro in Podgorica on Monday night, Kane expects a tough game and does not want to talk of another 100 percent record in qualification as he knows that anything can happen in football.

“Hopefully,” Kane replied when asked if repeating the feat of winning all their qualifiers – as they did before a disastrous Euro 2016 – was achievable.

“I am not going to say we are because in football anything can happen.

“Montenegro is not going to be easy, the fans out there are going to be loud and hostile and try and make it tough for us.

“We have got to be professional, there are quite a lot of players in the squad who haven’t been to places like that yet, so it will be a good experience for them.

“We are feeling good at the moment, we feel we can beat anyone and confidence is high.”

 

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