Daily Mail - - World Cup 2018 - CHRIS SUT­TON

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. It doesn’t mat­ter whether it is a friendly, a Premier League game or a cru­cial World Cup tie — 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.


Lethal: Kane fires Eng­land 2-0 up against Nige­ria

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