Kane insists club rivalries will not split England camp

Kane insists club rivalries will not split England camp

"We're the only team from the World Cup semi-finals to have got through their Nations League group, and we had probably one of the hardest groups".

After making it to the semi-finals of the World Cup and returning to beat Spain and Croatia to reach this summer's inaugural Nations League finals, a year ago will go down as a memorable one for manager Gareth Southgate's side.

England topped a Nations League qualifying group that included 2010 world champions Spain and 2018 runners-up Croatia. I have said before to have a chance to win a trophy in an England shirt is not very often.

"If we go and have a good summer and win that trophy, in my eyes it's a better year".

A relative lack of expectations heading into the World Cup appeared a liberating factor for England, whose run in Russian Federation saw a fanbase re-establish affections with their national side.

June's four-team play-off will see England take on Netherlands in the semi-finals for the chance to face either Switzerland or hosts Portugal in a Porto final.

"But from the outside and from other teams, whenever they play England they are always going to want to win and be right at it really so we need to make sure that we are as well". All we can do is play the way we have been playing, play with that freedom and I think the players we have allow us to do that.

At 25, Kane is one of the senior members of Southgate's squad with Declan Rice and Callum Hudson-Odoi winning their first call-ups to add to a growing pool of young talent.

"We know the chance to play a Euros where most of the games are at home is an wonderful opportunity", said Tottenham star Kane.

"That was big for us, to prove to everyone that it wasn't just a one-off and that this team are really building for something special".

Chelsea have from now until the end of the season to try convince Hudson-Odoi he can have a future with his boyhood club and that means Maurizio Sarri handing him regular starts.

Kane's latest goal in a 2-1 defeat at Southampton was the 200th of his career, but at just 25, he hopes he can follow the example of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi by maturing into an even more prolific goalscorer late into his twenties.

"People say between 26 to 29 and 30 is your prime". Of course you have a bit of banter about it, but everyone is on to England. If you keep yourself in shape -- Ronaldo and Messi have proven that.

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