Harry Kane looks to the future after 50 caps, with his signed shirt up for grabs

Friday 20 Nov 2020
England captain Harry Kane won his 50th senior cap in the game against Belgium this month
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England captain Harry Kane ended 2020 on a high, as he became the latest player to join the ’50 Club’ by collecting a half-century of caps.

The Three Lions and Spurs striker reached the milestone in last weekend’s UEFA Nations League game with Belgium in Leuven, becoming the 62nd player to win 50 caps.

And the 27 year old says he isn’t done yet, with a big few years ahead for the Three Lions squad starting at next summer’s EURO 2020 Finals and then the 2021 World Cup in Qatar to play for.

"50 caps is a special achievement and it's gone so quickly, it only feels like yesterday that I was making my debut,” said Kane, in an exclusive interview with the official England YouTube channel.

"You have to cherish the moments, take it all in and get excited for what's to come.

 

"My aim is to get as many caps as possible, maybe one day get to 100 caps and be talking again, but for now I just want to make the most of it and enjoy these moments with the team and hopefully there's plenty more in the tank to go.

"All these things are great and proud milestones to have but they're the sort of things I'll look back on because right here and right now it's about the next one and next game.

"I've had two international tournaments now, one was disappointing and one was a good one and the good ones definitely feel better, that's for sure.

"We have the EURO and then the World Cup the year after that so plenty of opportunities to do something special together and we hope to do that.

Harry Kane became just the 62nd England player to reach 50 senior caps

"Hopefully in the summer we can do this and go further and there'll be plenty more memories to have.

Following the game, and ahead of Wednesday’s win over Iceland at Wembley as England ended the year with a victory, Kane signed a shirt from the game which is now up for grabs for one lucky winner*.

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And after working with England boss Gareth Southgate since their days with the Under-21s back in 2013, he’s hoping to build more success alongside him.

After all, it was Southgate who handed Kane the captaincy ahead of the 2018 World Cup, which saw England reach the semi-final and Kane collect the Golden Boot.

"Obviously, we've worked together previously with the under-21s so we built up a relationship there and got to understand each other as people too,” he revealed.

"He got to know me as a player and it's been great. The moment he gave me the armband and told me I'd be captain was a special feeling.

"I think we've got unfinished business, the World Cup was special and we had an unbelievable journey there but knowing each other, we both want more.”

* Competition closes on Tuesday 23 November.

By Nicholas Veevers