11 October 2013|Tottenham Hotspur
Harry Kane spoke of his pride after scoring a hat-trick for England Under-21s in the 4-0 win against San Marino on Thursday night.
The young striker converted a penalty and then finished one-on-one twice in the second half to complete the treble.
Tom Carroll set-up Harry’s hat-trick goal two minutes from time in Serravalle and the midfielder also had a hand in the first, his corner eventually turned home by Michael Keane. Both Tom and Harry played the full 90 minutes of the European U21 Championship 2015 qualifier.
The goals mean that Harry - who has four first team appearances to his name so far this term at Spurs - has scored at Under-17, 19, 20 and 21 levels for his country.
“Before the game I said that I wanted to score goals and to come away with a hat-trick is very pleasing,” said Harry.
“If you score a hat-trick at any level it's something special but to do it for England Under-21s, one step before the seniors, it’s even better. Hopefully I can push on from here and score plenty more goals.”
Harry thanked team-mate Tom for his clever chipped pass to pave the way for his treble as time ran out.
“It was a great pass from Tom and I was delighted to finish off the hat-trick, even better as it was the 88th minute!” he added.
“It was one of those games, very frustrating against a packed defence, so I’m just happy we got the job done and I scored the three goals.”
The Young Lions now take on Lithuania in EC U21 qualifying at Ipswich Town’s Portman Road on Tuesday, kick-off 6pm.