England’s star-studded lineup has been boosted by the inclusion of Harry Kane in the Euro 2020 squad. Despite being a very strong team, England have struggled to prove their mettle in the international arena. Gareth Southgate’s team finished fourth in the 2018 World Cup and came third in the 2018-19 Nations’ League.
In a long interview, Kane said that he wants to see himself lift a trophy with his country, adding that if he ends his career without a major trophy, he would see it as a failure. England’s only international trophy is the 1966 Word Cup. Despite reaching several semi-finals, England have failed to cross the line. Kane added that a lot is expected of this England team and they are ready for every challenge.
“I hope my mum doesn’t mind me revealing her age, but she was born in 1966. My dad was born in 1964, so he was two when England won the World Cup. That is how long ago we are talking about, and it’s down to us to put that right. I think if I finish my career as a footballer without winning a major trophy for England, I would see that as a failure. I know we are still progressing, still got room to improve, but that is the goal and I think we can do that,” Kane said, reported Goal.
“There is a lot of expectation but there is a lot of belief. I know these players and I feel we are ready for anything. There are some great teams France, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal and to win it we know we have to beat some of those teams, and that is the challenge. But I know for sure, none of those teams will want to face us. A lot of their best players play with us and against us, week in, week out; they know we are a tough opponent for any of them,” he added.