U19s man happy to open Euro account and take England into semi-final.
By Nicholas Veevers in Tallinn
England's Harry Kane opened his European U19 Championship Finals account on Monday evening, striking what proved to be the winning goal against France at the Kadriorg Stadium in Tallinn.
The Tottenham Hotspur forward has been a regular goalscorer for Noel Blake's team over the course of the season and had been unfortunate not to have netted in the first two Group B games in Estonia, but his first in the Finals came at the perfect time, giving England a half-time lead and ultimately what proved to be the goal which helped the Young Lions top their group table.
Kane also had to show his versatility, playing in a deeper midfield role in the opening stages of the game before the formation opened up as the game went along.
"We went into the game and firstly wanted to get through, which was the most important thing and then to win the game and finish top," he revealed.
"I thought the boys dug-in and played really well. France had won both of their previous games so it was always going to be hard.
"We had a lot of good chances and unfortunately we didn't take them all, but we took two and they only got one, so we got the result and that's the most important thing."
With one goal to his name in the Finals now, Kane will be hoping to add more to his account later this week, when England face Greece in the semi-final but with five separate goalscorers in the competition so far, he has plenty of competition.
"It's good to be off the mark now, but more importantly, for the lads to help us get the win," he added.
"It's my third game of the season and funnily enough, I got the goal from midfield.
"The celebration is obviously a personal thing, but that meant a lot to my family and everyone back home so that's something for everyone there."
Blake has already warned his charges that they are likely to face their hardest match yet against the Greeks, who beat Portugal in Group A on Monday to join Spain in qualifying for the semi-final and Kane knows to expect a fierce test from them if England are to realise their ultimate ambition.
"We go through as the winners of the group and it's Greece in the next round and that will be another tough game," he admitted. "But hopefully we can get the victory to put us through to the Final.
"We'll have a rest day on Tuesday to recover in the pool, but we'll be back out on the training pitch after that to work on a bit of shape ahead of the semi-final.
"It's an important game, we want to win this tournament and we feel that we have the players to win this tournament, so we're looking forward to it."