Harry Kane believes that Wayne Rooney could go on to set an international goalscoring record for England that might not be equalled.
Manchester United’s Rooney slotted home a penalty in England’s 2-0 victory over Switzerland last night to move one goal ahead of Sir Bobby Charlton’s record of 49 for his country.
Rooney scored his first England goal in 2003 and has gone on to earn 107 caps and 50 goals for his country over the past 12 years.
Kane, who recently broke onto the international scene, believes that Rooney has a lot more goals in him.
“It was a special day for Wayne to get his 50th goal and it’s special for me being on the same pitch as him,” Kane said.
“I grew up watching him as a kid scoring goals for his country and I dreamed of one day playing with him.
“To share this moment with him was special. He’s a great player and a great role model. It’s great to play with Wayne.
“We’ll see what he ends up on. He’s going to score quite a few more goals for England, so we’ll see if anyone can catch him.”
While the battle still rages on social media over Rooney’s excellence, or lack thereof, there is no doubt that his goalscoring record for both club and country is immaculate.
The debate has covered everything from whether Rooney has been getting the correct service at United to what his best position is and whether or not, at the age of 29, he is on the decline. Following a frustrating start to the season, United fans will hope that Rooney can bring some inspiration back with him to Old Trafford this week in the buildup to the Liverpool game this weekend.