Kane credits hard work and belief for his and Jamie Vardy’s success

Harry Kane celebrates with Jamie Vardy after scoring the first goal for England

England’s two star strikers Jamie Vardy and Harry Kane could not get into the Leicester City first-team in the Championship three years ago.

Harry Kane celebrates with Jamie Vardy after scoring the first goal for England

Harry Kane has credited hard work and belief for his and Jamie Vardy’s current success, telling the Mirror that they should be examples to young English forwards.

Vardy and Kane are set to lead an exciting England attack in this summer’s European Championships in France.

The duo have scored 49 Premier League goals this season, with Kane picking up the Golden Boot and Vardy scooping the Barclays Player of the Season award.

Leicester City's Jamie Vardy wins the Barclays Player Of The Season Award

And Kane believes it has taken hard work and self-belief to get themselves into a position where they are now considered two of the best forwards on the continent.

Referring to his time at Leicester City three years ago, when he, Vardy and Danny Drinkwater were all pictured on the Foxes' bench in a fixture against Watford, Kane told the Mirror that “It just goes to show that you can never stop working hard and never give up.

“At the time, me and Jamie couldn’t even get in the Leicester team.

“Since then we have both knuckled down. We carried on working hard and believed in ourselves. You only have to see where we are now.

England's Jamie Vardy

“I think it’s great for other young players coming through the system. When times are down, keep believing, keep working hard and things will pick up.

“You want young players to believe that - just as I did.”

Jamie Vardy is currently thought to be considering a big money move to Kane’s club arch rivals Arsenal, with wages reported to have been offered in excess of £100,000 a week.

England's Harry Kane shoots

The move could potentially see England’s finest forwards face off head-to-head in next season's North London derbies, which is an exciting prospect.

England kick off their Euro 2016 campaign on Saturday, when they will play Russia, before facing Wales and Slovakia to complete the group stage.

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