Tottenham’s Harry Kane: Cristiano Ronaldo made me cry

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The Spurs frontman has been called up to the England squad and recollects supporting his nation as a youngster.

Harry Kane has been called up to the senior England squad for upcoming games against Lithuania and Italy, with a chance for the in-form forward to make his international debut.

The Tottenham forward has been in blistering form this season for the North London club, scoring 26 goals in all competitions for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

The Spurs homegrown star has admitted that he is passionate about his nation and remembers crying as a youngster when England were eliminated from major competitions.

The 21-year-old coins Euro 2004 as a memory, stating that Cristiano Ronaldo’s role in helping Portugal to knock out the Three Lions caused him to shed a tear.

“I’ve probably cried a few times when we’ve lost penalty shootouts,” Kane told The Daily Mail.

“I remember the European Championships in 2004. Wayne Rooney was a special player in that tournament and I definitely cried when we got knocked out then.

“I’m a very patriotic England fan, actually. I always wore my heart on my sleeve.

“Cristiano Ronaldo scoring the winning penalty, getting Rooney sent off and giving it the wink, I remember it all.

“I went to see England against Switzerland at Wembley with my dad and brother, too. That was in 2008, Fabio Capello’s first game in charge.

“I remember the national anthem was incredible. I sang it with pride, always do. Hopefully, next time I’m back I’ll get the chance to do it on the pitch.”

Few could begrudge Kane a senior call-up, with the Spurs star winning two consecutive Premier League player of the month awards.

Kane will be up against the likes of Daniel Sturridge and Wayne Rooney in his bid to start for the Three Lions.

Despite a future playing for the senior side, the Tottenham striker is also expected to step out for England under-21’s in the European Championships in Czech Republic this summer.

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