Harry Kane is proud to be wearing England’s No9 shirt at Euro 2016

Harry Kane says he is immensely proud to be wearing the England No9 shirt as the Three Lions prepare to kick off their Euro 2016 campaign against Russia on Saturday night.

The Spurs striker recently became the first homegrown player in 16 years to win the Premier League’s Golden Boot award.

And, having struck five goals in his 12 games for England so far, he now has the chance to follow in the footsteps of former England striker Alan Shearer, who was the top scorer at the European Championship in 1996.

“It’s definitely something I’m proud of,” said Kane. “There have been so many great players in the past wearing the No9 shirt and leading the line, and hopefully I’ll be leading the line in the Euros, if called upon, and I’ll be ready to go.

“I was only three years old for the Euros in 1996 but I’ve obviously seen clips in the past.


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“The 2002 World Cup was a tournament I remember quite a lot. Hopefully it will be a great experience to be part of this one, and we can do well.”

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