Harry hopeful of Euro success
18 June 2015|Tottenham Hotspur
Harry Kane has been talking up the firepower of the England Under-21 side ahead of their opening match at the European Championship finals in Czech Republic tonight (Thursday, June 18).
The Young Lions get their Group B campaign underway against Portugal, with Harry joined in the squad by Spurs colleagues Tom Carroll and Alex Pritchard.
One of a number of forward options at Gareth Southgate’s disposal, the 21-year-old hotshot is excited by his national team’s potential and pointed to victories against this evening’s opponents as well as Germany, Czech Republic and Croatia in recent months as proof of what the team is capable of.
“We had a great qualifying campaign and I’m really excited to be at the finals,” said Harry, who has netted eight goals in 11 games for England Under-21s prior to tonight’s tournament curtain-raiser – his most recent appearance coming as a substitute in last week’s 1-0 friendly win over Belarus.
“We’ve shown that we can beat just about any team and this competition will be a great experience for everyone – it can only help us.
“Hopefully we’ll have a great tournament, I’ll score a few goals and we’ll come home with the trophy.
“There are goals in the side without a doubt. We’ve got great strikers and midfielders who chip in as well. It’s a really good team and we’re excited.”
Kick-off is at 7.45pm UK time this evening, 8.45pm local time.