London, May 24 (IANS) England’s star striker Harry Kane is determined to be part of a national football side that can break a major trophy drought dating back to 1966.
The Tottenham Hotspur star is the face of a youthful revolution for club and country, winning the English Premier League (EPL) golden boot award and leading the line at Euro 2016 next month.
England’s only major trophy is the 1966 World Cup while a semi-final placing in 1996 is their best Euro finish but Kane, who’s scored four goals in 10 games, hoped he can help stop the rot.
“Like any player I want to win trophies and competitions and that’s what I’ll set out to do,” Kane was quoted as saying by Herald Sun.
“It’s a lot of hard work and who knows what’s going to happen in the future. But that’s what I’ve dreamt of as a kid and hopefully we can do that as a country, but we’ll have to wait and see what happens,” the 22-year-old added.
“To play for my country’s amazing and I’d love to play until I retire.”
Kane headlines a strong five-man Tottenham contingent named in Roy Hodgson’s provisional 26-man squad, along with midfielder Dele Alli, utility player Eric Dier and full-backs Kyle Walker and Danny Rose.
Kane was thrilled to be among the young contingent.
“It’s amazing and it’s exciting for us. It’s a really bright future with the new stadium and new training facility and such a young average age of the squad,’’ he said.
“Regardless of what happened this year, I can only see us getting better next year. We’re on the right track and we just need to keep working hard,” the Tottenham forward added.