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Harry Kane reacts to 50th international goal as England captain closes in on Wayne Rooney’s record
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arry Kane has spoken of his love of scoring for England as he earned his country a 1-1 draw with Germany and in the process scored his 50th international goal.

The England captain won and then scored a late penalty in Munich to help the Three Lions avoid back-to-back Nations League defeats, following Saturday’s disappointment against Hungary.

It was a kick that made the half-century appear in an England shirt for Kane, who is only the second man to reach that mark. He is only three goals away from Wayne Rooney’s all-time high.

“Really nice feeling [to score]“, Kane told Channel 4.

“I had a few chances earlier, the first was over the bar and Manuel Neuer made a good save for the second. We went on and played our best football in the last half hour. That’s good to have the goal and a shame not to cut it at the end.

“I love scoring goals, I’ve always loved that especially for my country. Whenever I can help the team I’m happy to do so.

An important evening on a personal note for Kane was also crucial for England, ensuring they can go into the next home games against Italy and Hungary with their spirits lifted after battling to earn a point.

Gareth Southgate’s side have just four games, including those two Nations League games this week, until the World Cup kicks off later this year and Kane believes the side’s performance at Munich was an important stop on the road to Qatar.

“It’s really important to show the mentality, 1-0 behind, we showed good character to get back in the game and get a result,” Kane said.

“We are playing against a very good team from Germany. We still have important games but the World Cup will be here before we know it.


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