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'You dream of that moment' - Kane motivated by chance to follow in Moore's footsteps by leading England to glory

00:35 BST 10/07/2021
Harry Kane, Euro 2020
The striker is hoping to be the first Three Lions captain to lift a major trophy in nearly 60 years

Harry Kane says he has dreamed of getting his hands on a trophy with England as the striker said he's eager to follow in Bobby Moore's footsteps.

Moore is the last England captain to lift a major trophy, having famously led the Three Lions to glory at the 1966 World Cup.

And Kane can end that trophy drought on Sunday as he leads England against Italy in the Euro 2020 final in a game he's been dreaming of for quite some time.

What did Kane say?

“Whenever your name is mentioned in the same company as players like that, it only gives you motivation, gives you confidence," he said when asked about following in Moore's footsteps.

“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.”

He added: "I think for sure as players you think of that moment, you dream of that moment.

“Obviously we’re all grounded enough to know we have a very tough game on our hands on Sunday. But there’s a good belief in this team.

“We came close a few years ago (reaching the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup), so to bounce back in this tournament and go one step further has been a great sign, a great mentality that we’ve created. But of course, we all want to win.

“You dream of these moments as a kid, lifting trophies for your country, and we have that opportunity now.”

'A 50-50 game' 

Kane, who has yet to capture a major trophy at club level with Spurs, admitted that Sunday's game is the biggest of his career so far.

On the other side is an Italy team that has shined throughout this tournament, more than earning their place in the final, as Kane says England will now face a team that certainly has the ability to ruin the Three Lions' potential Wembley coronation.

“It’s a real 50-50 game I think,” said Kane.

“From our point of view we have full belief in what we have been doing and how we have been setting up, and of course we believe we can win the game. But we also know it will be very tough. They’ve got some great players, some great experience.

“In any final, in any big game, you have to be on it on all aspects. We know that’s the case on Sunday and hopefully we can swing it in our favour.”

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