Harry's hunger: Kane cooking up a plan to be England's best

As Gareth Southgate passes a year as England manager we take a look at what has changed for the national team
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As Gareth Southgate passes a year as England manager we take a look at what has changed for the national team Credit AFP

The 24-year-old has the chance to guide his side to next year's World Cup in Russian Federation with England five points clear at the summit of Group F and they will be guaranteed automatic qualification with a win at Wembley this evening.

The in-form striker banged in 13 goals for club and country during September and will take the armband off the most recent incumbent Jordan Henderson for the match which could ensure Gareth Southgate's men qualify for Russian Federation 2018.

Real Madrid were originally willing to offer €125 million for Kane's services, but as Eduarda Inda noted in Spanish TV program, El Chiringuito, "Real Madrid are asking for Harry Kane for next season, but you know the price and they are 200 million euros", Tottenham's valuation of their striker was much higher. "That will help me going into a tournament year, with my body and my recovery".

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And Kane, who scored 13 goals in September after a barren August, revealed he's altered his home life as he attempts to become the best striker in the world.

"It clicked in my head that a football career is so short". It is not something that I definitely want to do but it could happen.

"I was always eating well, never badly". Now, however "world class" is defined, one would have to think that it is a measure of a player's intrinsic ability and worth that it can not change one way or another with the team-mates a player has around him and whether they together are capable of winning a trophy. "We had a baby on the way, we knew she would take up a lot of our time, but I was cooking, my missus was cooking, and the food was getting boring ..." "It's good to have the appreciation, but I have to focus on what I want to do". Past year he asked me why I kept cutting back on my right foot and not taking it on my left, and he was right. And just last month Southgate's men recorded a massively flattering win in Malta (three goals scored in final few minutes) before an edgy 2-1 victory over Slovakia.

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Quoting Spanish source Don Balon, the Sun says that Real have "turned their attentions to the England star" as they look to beef up their attack for next season. Sitting beside Kane, England manager Gareth Southgate said he was "absolutely the sort of role model you want". Of course, when you're scoring goals opposing teams are going to have a certain game-plan against you, but that's a good appreciation to have.

There was an admission to one guilty pleasure - "apple crumble" - but everything else had Southgate purring at his side.

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