Harry Kane has admitted that he is aiming to score a hat-trick in England’s opening World Cup fixture against Tunisia tonight, so he can draw level with Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo in the race for the prestigious Golden Boot award which is awarded to the tournaments top scorer.
Three Lions captain Kane will be making his World Cup debut in the Volgograd Arena, as Gareth Southgate’s side look to get their campaign off to a positive start.
Despite his obvious hunger for goals the Spurs striker did also admit that his main focus for now is on making sure England perform well as a team:
“For sure, he’s put me under a bit of pressure. He’s a fantastic player who had a fantastic game,” said Kane.
“Hopefully I will score a hat-trick tomorrow and we’ll both be level. But it’s not something I’ll be thinking about until later in the tournament. It’s about concentrating on the team.”
With England drawn against relative minnows Tunisia and Panama, regular Premier League watchers would certainly not put it past Kane scoring a glut of goals in the Group stages, with the 24-year-old notorious for finding the net in twos and threes for Spurs.