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England News: Rose in awe of Kane

1 year ago

In the latest England news, Danny Rose says he’s seen at close hand just how focused and determined Harry Kane is and believes there’s no limit to what his Spurs team-mate can achieve in the game.

The two players are currently part of the Three Lions squad in Russia for the World Cup and Kane has made a flying start to the tournament, scoring five goals in the first two games to lead the way in the race for the Golden Boot.

Rose knows the striker well from their time together at Spurs and believes the 24-year-old’s desire to be the best will continue to drive him on and help England progress.

He told the BBC: “Obviously I see him every day at my club and I get to see how he works, how hard he works. How he eats, the preparation for matches.

“If we ever have a problem, a question, we go to Harry and he’s the first one who will want to go and solve any of the players’ issues. One day when he did his ankle towards the end of the season, I gave him a lift home from training and on the way back we spoke about just how he is and how he’s got his mindset.

“It’s scary how hungry he is and it’s going to be very exciting to see the records he’s going to break, not only in this competition but in the Premier League and for his country.

“I feel very lucky to share a changing room with him, share the pitch with him and he deserves everything that he gets – all the plaudits, all the goals, assists, the armbands at Tottenham and here. Long may it continue.”

Kane’s five goals have helped Gareth Southgate’s side to two wins from two in Group G over Tunisia and Panama so they are already assured of a place in the last 16 in Russia before Thursday’s final group game against Belgium.

Paddy Power have England at 17/10 to win, Belgium are on offer at 15/8, while the draw is 2/1.

Depending on if they finish top or second in the final standings, England will face the winners or runners-up from Group H, which could be any one of Japan, Senegal or Colombia, and Paddy Power make the Three Lions 4/6 to win the group ahead of the Belgians.