Legendary forward Wayne Rooney has backed Harry Kane to break his England goalscoring record and hopes that he does it at the World Cup.
The Everton and Manchester United icon scored a record 53 goals for the Three Lions, surpassing Sir Bobby Charlton’s tally of 49 in September 2015.
However, Tottenham’s star man is set to eclipse his incredible achievements.
Kane is currently standing on 51 goals for England and sits in second place in the all-time scorers list.
At 29 years old it would take a brave person to bet against him surpassing Rooney’s total.
The frontman will be leading Gareth Southgate’s side out at the World Cup in Qatar as captain later this month and, according to Rooney, there’s no one who deserves the accolade more than the Spurs star.
Speaking on talkSPORT Breakfast, Rooney said: “Do you know what, I’m delighted for him and I think he’ll go on and smash the record.
“I think he’ll end up on 70-odd goals, if I’m being honest. He deserves it for the work that he puts in.
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“It’s a huge honour to have the record but records are there to be broken and I can’t think of anyone better than Harry to go and take that record.
“Hopefully he gets it during this World Cup because it’ll mean that he’s doing well for England.”
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