Ahead of the Euro 2020 final between Italy and England, Harry Kane has opened up on the prospect of emulating Bobby Moore.
Becoming the first England captain to lift a major trophy since Bobby Moore gives Harry Kane ‘motivation’ and ‘confidence’.
The 27-year-old will lead his England teammates in front of 60,000 fans at Wembley on Sunday for the European Championship final against Italy as the Three Lions look to end 55 years of suffering.
To date, England’s only major honor has come in the 1966 World Cup when Moore captained the national team to glory on home soil.
Bobby Moore lifting the Jules Rimet Trophy after England won the 1966 World Cup at Wembley. 🏆🏴 pic.twitter.com/L59MH1py2i
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“Whenever your name is mentioned in the same company as players like that, it only gives you motivation, gives you confidence,” said Kane as quoted on the Evening Standard.
“Of course it would be an incredible achievement. We’ve all waited so long as players, as public, as people to see us in a final. So these are the opportunities you have to grab with both hands.
“We have an amazing chance to win our second major trophy as a country. The players we’ve had over the years and produced, we feel proud to be representing them as well.
“We’ve got to be excited for it, we’ve got to enjoy it, but of course, any football match, we’re all winners here, we all want to win, and we’re going to need every bit of that to get the job done on Sunday.”
England have made four semi-final appearances in the European Championship and World Cup since winning football’s biggest tournament in 1966.