London: 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.
Harry Kane. Pic/ Santa Banta
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.