The Red Devils frontman himself claimed the title of the Three Lions’ record all-time scorer when he bagged his 50th international goal against Switzerland on Tuesday evening.
In completing his half century, Rooney saw off United great Sir Bobby Charlton, who has stood as England’s top scorer on 49 goals since 1970.
Rooney won’t be holding the record quite as long…at least not if one of his current England teammates has anything to do with it.
“I am sure Wayne will score quite a few more with England,” Spurs frontman Kane began, as reported by the Mirror.
“We’ll see what he ends up on – and it will give me a target to aim for.
“It is hard to say if his record will ever be broken. Hopefully, one day I will break it, but I have to keep focused in the short term and do the best for my country. “
While Rooney stole the headlines during the international break, Kane finally saw his season get underway with a pair of goals.
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The frontman—whose superb form in the Premier League earned him international recognition last season—hadn’t scored before the international break, but efforts against both San Marino finally got 2015-16 tally underway.
While it will be difficult for Kane, who is already 22, to beat Rooney’s record (he needs another 48 goals!), his efforts during the international break should help him return to goalscoring ways for Spurs.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side—who are yet to win so far this season—travel to beleaguered Sunderland in the early kick off on Sunday.