England striker Harry Kane says belief will be key as he chases the Golden Boot at Euro 2016.
The Tottenham forward scored 25 Premier League goals to top the charts in England and the 22-year-old is chasing a double when England kick off their European Championship campaign against Russia on Saturday night.
And former Spurs star Teddy Sheringham believes Kane, whos is a 16/1 chance with the bookies, can be the first Englishman to win the Golden Boot at a major tournament since Alan Shearer at Euro 1996.
“It’s amazing to hear things like that,” Kane told The Daily Mirror, when informed of Sheringham’s comments.
“Teddy was an idol of mine growing up through the way he played and the goals he scored. To hear him complimenting me like that only gives me more confidence. Going into the Euros, I need to believe that I can score goals.
“If I win the Golden Boot then it would be a huge honour. But for me, it’s more about staying focused on what I need to do and what I have been doing all season. If I do, hopefully the rewards will be there.
— Harry Kane (@HKane) June 7, 2016
“I don’t try to put any pressure on myself. I’ve worked too hard to get this far. This is where I want to be and this is where I want to stay.”
Kane, who trained with the rest of the England squad, bar Ryan Betrand, at Tuesday’s open session in Chantilly, is set to lead the line with Jamie Vardy in the first group game against Russia in Marseille.
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