England captain Harry Kane has admitted that his is confidence is sky high going into his sides World Cup last 16 tie against Colombia next Tuesday at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow.
The Spurs striker has been in sensational form so far in Russia this summer, scoring five goals in just two appearances. Kane is currently leading the race for the World Cup Golden Boot with his total of five strikes and he has revealed that his confidence is so high at the moment that he fancies his chances of scoring every time he plays.
The 24-year-old was rested for England’s final Group G game against Belgium last week, but he admitted that he fully supported Gareth Southgate’s decision to rest several of his first choice players and Kane reckons those who did not start will be extra fresh for the Colombia fixture.
“My confidence is sky high. That’s 100 per cent the case. I think I am going to score every time I am on the pitch.
“That’s especially the case when balls are just dropping in for you and things are going for you. You can’t wait to get out there.
“You feel you are going to get chances and that feeling helps you find chances.
“I’m ready for everything, whether it is a penalty, a set-piece or anything. I try to practise different situations and make sure I am ready for anything that comes.
“You just want to be on the pitch because you know a chance will come.
“But the gaffer spoke to me and said the Belgium match was a chance to use fresh legs. You don’t always get that in a tournament and it means I’ll be ready to go on Tuesday.
“I am confident I can pick up where I left off because in my last match I scored a hat-trick.
“That’s how I look at it. If I had played against Belgium and hadn’t scored, maybe I’d be thinking, ‘I didn’t score in my last match’.
“Instead my thinking is that I am going into this match off the back of a hat-trick. The run I am on is great.
“It was good to finish the season strongly as I wanted to take that momentum into the internationals.”