Tottenham striker sets sights on breaking Wayne Rooney’s England goalscoring record

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Wayne Rooney hasn’t been the record goalscorer for the England national team for even 24 hours yet, but international teammate Harry Kane has eyes on overtaking him.

The Manchester United skipper created history on Tuesday night by netting from the penalty spot in the Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland at Wembley to bring up goal number 50 for his country and is now out on his own ahead of Sir Bobby Charlton.

Rooney’s brilliant accomplishment has been met with congratulatory messages from a number of his current and former teammates including Kane, who now says he wants to one day break the Three Lions captain’s record:

“Rooney has set the mark and will probably go on to score quite a few more for us,” the 22-year-old said [via Sun Sport].

“We’ll see where he ends up and hopefully I’ll be chasing him down,” Kane added.

The Spurs striker increased his tally of goals for the Three Lions to three during the international double header against San Marino and the Swiss, meaning he will likely need to find the back of the net each time he plays for the national team if he is to have any chance of overtaking Rooney.

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