Harry Kane is now the top scorer not only for Tottenham Hotspur but also for the England national team. The captain of the Three Lions surpassed Wayne Rooney as the top scorer in their 2-1 win over Italy in their first Euro 2024 Qualifier.
Kane converted a penalty right before half time to break the record, and is now a bonafide legend for the national team. He has achieved the tally in 40 less games than Rooney, and he is far from done.
Harry Kane sets another new career record
The conversation now shifts to how big of an all-time great Harry Kane is, in comparison to where he stands among the current generation. While 18 of his goals have come from the penalty spot, the fact that the most recent one was a spot kick had a special meaning.
He was at fault for the missed penalty in the World Cup, which saw England eliminated in the semi-final against France. And this time, he made no mistake as he slotted the ball past Gianluigi Donnarumma to achieve the record.
In spite of being one of the best strikers in England history, Kane has not been lucky with silverware. His trophy cabinet remains empty with both Spurs and England. And with his contract expiring in 2024, a transfer could materialise this summer, especially with Thomas Tuchel now in charge of Bayern Munich.