Harry Kane says England shoulder World Cup expectation together

Harry Kane insists he won’t shoulder expectation alone at next year’s World Cup in Russia.

Kane’s late winner fired England to a 1-0 victory over Slovenia on Thursday as the Three Lions secured their place at the tournament with a game to spare, topping their qualification group for the sixth time in succession.

The 24-year-old, who captained the team for the third time, is in stunning form for both club and country but says weight will in no way be placed on one individual, as he looks ahead to England’s campaign.

“It isn’t down to just me, it’s down to the whole team,” said Kane, who in September scored 13 goals in all competitions for Spurs and England.

“We’ve all got to work together as a unit. I feel physically great, every game I expect to score so I have to keep it going.

“When you’ve got someone scoring goals it helps and hopefully I can continue that from now until then, we’ll see what happens.

“But I don’t want to get too far ahead of myself personally and I don’t want the team to get too far ahead of themselves.”

Kane, winner of successive Premier League Golden Boots in the last two seasons, has scored 11 goals in 22 caps.

“I just have to keep doing what I’m doing for club and for country and see what happens next year,” he added.

“We can’t put any limit on what we can achieve, we just have to go there and see what happens.”