LONDON: England manager Gareth Southgate is confident Harry Kane will break Wayne Rooney’s scoring record.
Captain Kane will go down against Poland in a World Cup qualifier in Warsaw tomorrow as England’s fifth highest scorer with 40 goals.
He shared the position with Michael Owen after completing a penalty kick in the 4-0 win over Andorra.
Kane needed 13 more goals to equal the record held by Rooney and this year five international goals were scored including visits to Andorra and San Marino.
Southgate included Kane in the second half alongside Jack Grealish and Mason Mount in action last Sunday.
“I don’t see the record as unbreakable. He is on the best track to do it. We pray he stays fit and can play.
“When I suggested he be included, he stood next to me three and a half seconds later in a state of readiness,” Southgate said.