Walker tells Kane to expect special atmosphere against Scotland
10 November 2016|Tottenham Hotspur
Harry Kane says Club and country team-mate Kyle Walker has filled him in on what sort of atmosphere to expect when England host Scotland at Wembley on Friday night (November 11).
Three Lions striker Harry is gearing up for what will be his first senior international meeting with Gordon Strachan’s side, having marked his return from injury by scoring a penalty in Sunday’s North London derby at the Emirates.
By his own admission, the 23-year-old is going “from one big derby to another” – this time with crucial World Cup qualifying points at stake – and ahead of the game, he confirmed he’s been chatting to right-back Kyle, who played for England the last time they hosted Scotland at the national stadium in August, 2013, about what’s in store on Friday evening.
“Obviously he’s been involved and he knows that feeling,” said Harry of Kyle (pictured, below, in action in that 2013 contest). “I’ve spoken to him about it a bit and he said the atmosphere was like something he’s never heard before.
“All we can do is take that as a positive and look forward to these games, be excited for these games. You want to put on your best performances on the big occasions.
“For me, it feels great to be back for Spurs and now to be back involved with England.”
On whether Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Arsenal served as good preparation for him ahead of this latest round of international fixtures, which also sees England host Spain in a friendly on Tuesday, Harry added: “It was great to be able to play in that and obviously to get the call-up as well made it even better.
“It was a big game to come back into, it’s one that I look forward to every year, it wasn’t a bad result away from home and obviously it was great to get back on the scoresheet.
“You could say that (I’m going from) one rivalry to another – we all know how big the game is this Friday and we’re all looking forward to it very much. It’s going to be an amazing atmosphere, great competition on the pitch so all we can do is take preparations like Sunday into the international games and that’s what I’ll be doing.”