PM hails England record goal-scorer Harry Kane as ‘all-time great’ in video call

PM RISHI Sunak heaps praise on England record goalscorer Harry Kane – hailing him as an “all time great”.

The star forward, 29, received the congratulatory video call from the PM yesterday – two days after bagging his 54th international goal against Italy.


Rishi Sunak hailed England record goalscorer Harry Kane as an ‘all time great’Credit: Simon Walker / No10 Downing Street
Kane celebrates breaking the England goalscoring record


Kane celebrates breaking the England goalscoring recordCredit: Reuters

The PM told Kane: “Massive congratulations – for what you have achieved personally, that you are the all time great.

“You’re a phenomenal captain, a phenomenal role model, and the entire country is very proud of you and lucky to have you.”

The Spurs man – who will be looking to extend his record against Ukraine tonight – replied: “It has not truly sunk in yet… but it was a special night.

“I love playing for my country so much, I want to represent it in the best way.”

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Even Azzurri manager Roberto Mancini joined in the praise for Kane.

And Italy midfielder Marco Verratti was just as generous with his comments on a player who could go on to succeed Kane as England skipper.

The PSG star said of much-wanted Rice: “He’s got a wonderful attitude, and he’s still very young so he’s got a huge room for improvement.”

“He provides great balance and shape to the team, and he’s got wonderful physical attributes.

“He’s a number six, a defensive midfielder that England really need.

“I’m sure that he will end up at a top side because I’ve played against him many times, he never gives up.”