Harry Kane is the best striker in the world and can clinch another World Cup Golden Boot this year, says England team-mate Luke Shaw.
Tottenham ace Kane scored the winning goal for England from the penalty spot in Saturday’s 2-1 friendly win over Switzerland at Wembley.
That goal 12 minutes from time, after Shaw canceled Breel Embolo’s header, brought Kane level with Bobby Charlton as England’s second all-time top goalscorer.
Only Wayne Rooney has scored more goals in an England shirt, with the former Manchester United leader scoring 53 to Kane and Charlton’s 49.
With seven games against England scheduled between now and the World Cup, Kane could well break that goalscoring record before Qatar 2022 goes live in November.
In his current form, Shaw backs his Three Lions colleague to finish top of the world showpiece scoring charts, having already done so in Russia four years ago.
“I don’t see why,” Shaw told beIN SPORTS. “For me right now the way he’s playing, he’s one of the best strikers in the world, probably the best.
“So hopefully he can keep this form, keep going. He’s showing it week in and week out right now, and it’s a joy to watch.
“Long may this go on, and I’m sure he’ll chase another Golden Boot and all the other records.”
At club level, Kane has scored 11 goals in 17 appearances so far this calendar year and added four more assists in all competitions.
Only Robert Lewandowski, Christopher Nkunku (both 16) and Karim Benzema (17) from Europe’s top five leagues have exceeded 15 direct goals.
Kane has also scored eight goals in his last three international appearances, helping England to three successive wins with an aggregate score of 17-1.
England weren’t at their best against Switzerland but Manchester United defender Shaw believes the fighting display – a seventh win under Gareth Southgate – is a boon for the national side.
“Conviction, trust – I’ve said this many times before, when we’re under pressure in games where things don’t go the way we want, I feel like we’re all together,” he said. said Shaw.
“We are going to meet all kinds of games when we are under pressure. The main thing for me is that we are all together, and we do that in abundance where we are really well trained, and we know what everyone has to do when they go out on this ground.
“It’s with the ball, but without the ball we also improve.”