09 September 2015|Tottenham Hotspur
Harry Kane was delighted to make such a positive impact for England against Switzerland – and then share in a moment of history.
The striker made it three goals in four senior appearances for the Three Lions with the key opening goal just 10 minutes after entering the action off the bench in the Euro 2016 qualifier at Wembley.
Harry started and finished the move on 67 minutes, firing England in front with a clinical finish on his left foot from just inside the penalty area.
Wayne Rooney completed the 2-0 win with a history-making goal - his 50th to move to the top of England’s all-time goalscoring list.
While the plaudits naturally went Rooney’s way, the impact Harry made on the game wasn’t lost on manager Roy Hodgson, Rooney and TV pundits alike.
“I’m just trying to do my best for my country and whenever the manager calls me on, I want to make an impact,” he told Sky Sports News afterwards.
“With the state of the game at 0-0 (at that time) it was a great feeling to get on the scoresheet, to get the win and make it eight (wins) out of eight.
“It was a special moment to be on the pitch for Wayne’s goal as well. It was a huge honour. I grew up watching him score goals for England and to share that moment with him on the pitch was very special for me as well.”
Harry also scored in Saturday’s 6-0 win in San Marino and added: “Any striker wants to score goals so it’s great to come away and score goals. Now I’ll go back and focus on Spurs. I have to stay focused, do the right things, stay calm and I know the goals will come.”
Harry and Ryan Mason will now return to Hotspur Way as Mauricio Pochettino prepares the squad for Sunday’s Premier League fixture at Sunderland (1.30pm).