Harry Redknapp thinks Tottenham man Harry Kane 'could maybe' break Wayne Rooney's England goal record but feels the 29-year-old has probably set a tally that will never be beaten, according to his regular column in the London Evening Standard.
Indeed, Redknapp believes the Manchester United and England captain will add plenty more goals to his total after reaching the 50 mark with his penalty against Switzerland.
And his Spurs counterpart only has a chance of catching him if he is established with the Three Lions for a decade or so, argues Redknapp.
He told the Standard: "Wayne Rooney will probably set an individual goal record that will never be beaten once he retires from international football. He got in the England team at 17 years of age, has almost always played as a striker and been relatively lucky with injuries.
"Harry Kane could maybe do it if he can establish himself for a decade but Rooney (right) has got another three or four years so there’s plenty of time to set a total that could stand for a very, very long time."
Looking at Michael Owen's record provides an interesting barometer for the Tottenham forward. Despite a long line of injuries, Owen reached an incredible 40 goals for the Three Lions.
But Owen did start very early - and so did Rooney. Kane is at a disadvantage in that he didn't play for England in his teens and, as Redknapp explains, that his Manchester United counterpart will keep going for a few years.
Another Tottenham striker in Gary Lineker also came close to breaking Bobby Charlton's goal record but infamously couldn't. How close can Kane come?