Arsenal and Premier League legend Thierry Henry has urged Harry Kane to learn from team-mate Wayne Rooney, who the Frenchman regards as a “great”.
Kane nodded in a header at the far post against Lithuania on Friday night, just 80 seconds into his England debut, to further enhance a dream season for the Spurs man as he continues to amaze many with his consistently impressive ruthlessness in front of goal.
Henry has watched Rooney’s career from the very beginning and was on the pitch when the Man United man scored that infamous goal against Arsenal for Everton at the age of 16.
Kane and the other youngsters must cherish the moments they share with Rooney according to the Premier League icon.
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“I would absolutely urge all those youngsters in the squad, such as Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane, to watch and learn off Rooney from this day onwards,” Henry wrote in the Sun.
“They are extremely lucky to be on the same training pitch as this guy and they must make the most of it. It will be a real waste if they do not.
“They must try to copy him, in terms of his dedication and the way he plays. I would also say this to the young lads at Manchester United.”
Rooney senior status in the England squad is illustrated by just how close he is to becoming the greatest ever goalscorer for his country, as he chases down Bobby Charlton’s record.
The 29 year old now has 47 national team goals to his name, just two shy of the long standing record.