England's Kane aiming to reach Ronaldo, Messi levels with World Cup performances

England's Kane aiming to reach Ronaldo, Messi levels with World Cup performances

England's Kane aiming to reach Ronaldo, Messi levels with World Cup performances

England striker Harry Kane has said Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino texted to congratulate him on the two goals that beat Tunisia on Monday.

Then he popped up again at the death to score his 10th goal in his last eight England games.

A picture of the tattoo was subsequently shared on social media, prompting a mixed response from fellow Twitter users.

It's estimated that there were just over 2,000 England fans at the match and one Russian, who introduced himself as Yuri, at one of the hotels used by the media and supporters could not have been more impressed.

"The mood around the camp is a lot calmer from what I can remember of the last tournament but I think that's to be expected", Rashford said at England's Repino World Cup base.

Born in Walthamstow, London, Kane holds Irish ancestry through his father, Patrick, who is originally from Galway.

"It was a big day, big night, my first game in the World Cup and two goals, but it can get much better".

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He may decide to shake it up and give players a break before that final, potentially decisive, World Cup group match with Belgium next Thursday.

England captain Harry Kane insists he will use the World Cup as a platform to prove his quality as he aims to reach the levels of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

"You had to buy your ticket before you got your entry into the country". We went into bars all the way down and there was nothing.

Gareth Southgate is considering starting with Marcus Rashford against Panama.

Alli seemed to be struggling towards the end of the first half but stayed on until the 80th minute, when he was replaced by Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

But England's opening group game, in which Harry Kane scored a 91st-minute victor, beat that by attracting a peak television audience of 18.3m - a 69.2 percent audience share.

The BBC also revealed that 3M streamed the match live on video-on-demand platform iPlayer, making it the most streamed live show ever for the British public broadcaster.

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