‘I love scoring goals… especially for my country’ – Harry Kane celebrates 50th international goal


Harry Kane reached the milestone of 50 international goals during England’s 1-1 draw against Germany in Tuesday’s Nations League action, and the data shows just how lethal England’s number nine has been in his 71 caps.

Kane’s historic strike erupted in a penalty shootout in the dying zone as Germany took a 1-0 lead, the Tottenham star turned cool in the 88th minute to save the visitors’ draw in Munich.

It was England’s perfect result, with more shots (15-10) and better-scoring goals (1.92 compared to 0.71), despite having the smallest ball (37.3%).

For Kane, it was the 15th time he had hit his country, and by beating him away from home at the Allianz Arena, he now has 20 goals at home, 20 on the go, and 10 in neutral positions.

Despite having a strikeout of 0.7 goals per game in international matches, the UEFA Nations League has been a tough tournament for Kane, his goal against Germany alone for the second time in 14 Nations League games (.14 goals per game).

He worked hard in the World Cup qualifiers, scoring 17 times in 14 games, while also winning the European Championship qualifiers (15 goals in 13 games). He also has six World Cup goals in six games.

As a real striker, he has done most of his work near the goal, scoring 48 of the 50 goals inside the penalty box. He has combined the remaining nine heads with 35 points on the right foot and six on the left.

Speaking to the media after his third goal against Germany – scoring only one against San Marino (five), Bulgaria (four), Montenegro (four) and Albania (four) – Kane said he had no choice but to put the ball in place. behind the net.

“I love scoring goals, I always have them – especially in my own country,” he said.

“So whenever I can help a team, it’s the most important thing. It’s good to come back with a result, it’s not an easy place to get. Now we have two games at home to try to win twice.

“Even when we were beaten 1-0, it shows good manners at home to get back into the game and get a result when we face a good German team.

“It shows where we are. We are still making progress, but we are working hard and the World Cup will be here before we know it, so we have to keep doing well.”

He added to a tweet after the game: “England’s 50 goals. So I’m proud. Let each of them know. Never take it lightly.”

The England Nations League campaign continues on Saturday where they will face Italy in Molineux.

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