Kane: Me and Rooney could play together for England

Date published: Monday 7th September 2015 9:41

Harry Kane (left): Scored England's fifth against San Marino

Tottenham striker Harry Kane believes either he or Wayne Rooney could drop into a No.10 position to form a partnership up front for England.

Kane stepped off the bench to score a chipped fifth in England’s 6-0 win over San Marino on Saturday but remains without a goal for Spurs this season after four Premier League appearances.

Alan Smith in Monday’s Daily Telegraph has suggested Roy Hodgson should play Wayne Rooney in the No.10 position, which would potentially open the door for Kane to lead the line, but the 22-year-old believes he too could drop deeper if required.

“I am happy to play wherever the manager wants me to play; that’s down to the manager,” Kane said. “If he thinks me and Wayne can play up top together, then I’m sure he will give that a go. From my point of view, I’ve just got to be ready for when I am called up and, like I did, hopefully take my chances when they come.

“I’ve played in a two [striker partnership] before. Last season I played as a No 10, Wayne has played as a No 10 before. It can definitely be done, but obviously that’s the manager’s call and what he wants to do. Me and Wayne both just have to stay focused on our jobs and try to do the best for the team.”

Kane, meanwhile, hopes his finish against San Marino will have reassured any of his doubters that he is still the same player that scored 21 Premier League goals last season.

“Obviously, a lot has been said about me not scoring yet this season, but the confidence is still there,” he said. “I think you saw that in the finish.

“I am delighted to get on the scoresheet and, hopefully, I can get the ball rolling now and push on.

“Every striker wants to be scoring, so when you’re not, when people are talking, you want to prove them wrong. When I came off the bench I knew it was a good opportunity to get on the scoresheet. I am delighted with that, but the most important thing was that we won and now we are qualified.”

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