Harry Kane discusses relief after ending mini-drought with England goal

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The Tottenham striker also paid credit to Wayne Rooney after the Manchester United star equalled Sir Bobby Charlton's scoring record for England.

Tottenham fans will have been hugely delighted with Harry Kane's goalscoring appearance from the bench in England's 6-0 demolition of San Marino on Saturday night, and the striker discussed his relief at netting his first goal of the season after the game with ITV Sport, as well as touching on Wayne Rooney equalling Sir Bobby Charlton's goalscoring record.

The 22-year-old has struggled to find the back of the net in the Premier League in Spurs' opening four matches, despite strong performances in each one, and there was a growing concern that Tottenham's first-choice striker would start to suffer a crisis of confidence if the goalless run continued. But Kane put to bed accusations that he could be a one season wonder by scoring the pick of England's goals, with a superb deft chip over the goalkeeper for the Three Lions' fifth.

Though it was of course a sign of the highs he reached last season that four games without scoring saw some people trying to ring the alarm bell, unsurprisingly, after the match Kane told ITV Sport that he was happy to have scored in what was his fifth competitive appearance of the season.

"It's great to get on the scoresheet," the Spurs striker said. "A lot has been said about me not scoring this season but I came off the bench and, thankfully, scored."

Kane also led the praise for his captain Rooney, after the Manchester United man's first half penalty opener saw him move level with World Cup winner Charlton on 49 England goals.

"It is a great achievement by Wayne Rooney to equal the goalscoring record and we are all buzzing for him but the whole team did well and we don't want to stop here as we want to keep moving on," he added.

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