Harry Kane Aiming to Match Messi & Ronaldo's Goalscoring Exploits Claims Gareth Southgate

Ruben Hill
September 13, 2017

"I was having some interaction with Julen Lopetegui at a game where he was commenting on how lucky I was to have Harry playing", Southgate said.

Gareth Southgate says the Tottenham Hotspur striker is in top form at the moment.

England manager Gareth Southgate says Harry Kane is hopeful of beating the worldwide scoring records of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. He also knew how many Ronaldo had at this point, how many Messi had at this point and everybody else. He is driven to be one of the world's best.

They explain Jose Mourinho did not rule out a move for Ronaldo though because he shares his agent, Jorge Mendes, with the forward. Messi was way out in front on 203.

I have every trust in Harry. "I've worked with him long enough, from the U21s through, and he'll deliver whatever the occasion", he added. He relishes the occasions.

'You have to go through some kind of hardship to get to where Spain are, for instance, ' he said. He had that when we weren't picking him in the Under-21s.

Southgate, 47, says that Kane is still in the early stages of his career, and that there is plenty more to come from him. "He's doing that for Spurs, and now in the biggest matches".

Jones has now stated his belief that the 24-year-old has what it takes to overhaul the record of his former Manchester United team-mate and said, "Harry will put Wayne's record under threat without a shadow of a doubt". "Alan [Shearer] was 25 when he was top scorer in Euro 96".

"We've got (Jermain) Defoe and (Daniel) Sturridge on there, so we've got some real quality and people who can make an impact".

The 32-year-old enjoyed another spectacular season for Real last year, culminating in the La Liga title and a second consecutive UEFA Champions League trophy.

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