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England captain Harry Kane is greedy for goals... just like Alan Shearer!

England captain Harry Kane is greedy for goals... just like Alan Shearer!

  • Harry Kane has the best chance of winning the Golden Boot since Alan Shearer
  • Kane possesses the same ruthlessness in front of goal that Shearer used to have
  • Three Lions icon Alan Shearer top scored at the 1996 European Championships 

By Chris Sutton for the Daily Mail

Published: 10:11 EDT, 13 June 2018 | Updated: 11:47 EDT, 13 June 2018

Harry Kane has the best chance of any England player since Alan Shearer of winning the Golden Boot at a major tournament. 

I played alongside Shearer — who was top scorer at Euro ’96 — and I see similarities between the two.

Kane possesses the same ruthlessness that Shearer used to have. Take the Nigeria match. After being quiet for much of the first half, Kane took the first chance he had. 

Harry Kane has the best chance since Alan Shearer in 1996 of winning the Golden Boot
Harry Kane has the best chance since Alan Shearer in 1996 of winning the Golden Boot

Harry Kane has the best chance since Alan Shearer in 1996 of winning the Golden Boot

Three Lions legend Shearer top scored at the 1996 European Championships
Three Lions legend Shearer top scored at the 1996 European Championships

Three Lions legend Shearer top scored at the 1996 European Championships


It doesn’t matter whether it is a friendly, a Premier League game or a World Cup quarter-final — Kane has the hunger and belief to score any opportunity that comes his way.

He is motivated by a desire to keep proving people wrong. When he made his Premier League breakthrough he was written off as a one-season wonder. 

Then, in the aftermath of England’s capitulation at Euro 2016, he was singled out for unfair criticism. With every setback Kane has come back fighting. Nothing seems to faze him. 

It is a quality Gareth Southgate has noticed and why he has made him England captain. It wouldn’t surprise me if he outscores Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in Russia. 

Get off to a flying start against Tunisia and it will only fuel his belief that he can win the Golden Boot.  

Gareth Southgate has noticed that nothing seems to faze Kane and it's why he is captain
Gareth Southgate has noticed that nothing seems to faze Kane and it's why he is captain

Gareth Southgate has noticed that nothing seems to faze Kane and it's why he is captain

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