England's Kane aiming to reach Ronaldo, Messi levels with World Cup performances

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"I had to prove people wrong throughout my career and I love proving to myself I can do it", Kane said.

Just ahead of the match, Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli took to Twitter to send Harry Kane a good luck message. It's good to have variety; it will become hard the further England get if they are always singing the same song.

"Poch texted me after the game".

England manager Gareth Southgate was also the subject of much questioning by Google users, with questions such as "What watch does Gareth Southgate wear?" and "When did Gareth Southgate miss the penalty?" among the top five searches.

There were scenes of unrivalled joy across the country as Harry Kane popped up with an injury-time victor against Tunisia last night.

I was the same before Euro '96, even though I had not scored an worldwide goal in 12 matches over 21 months before it started.

Given the drama that followed Sergio Ramos' infamous tussle with Mohamed Salah in the build-up to the World Cup, the same joke predictably did the rounds after the FA confirmed Southgate's injury.

Harry and Meghan's big day may have been crowned the event of the year, but it was England's victory against Tunisia in the World Cup at Russian Federation 2018 that broke United Kingdom television records.

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Kane is England's best out-and-out goalscorer in a generation.

Going into the Panama game, England aren't chasing the points. I have been itching to get out there and showcase my talent.

And he more than passed the test, reinforcing his position in the starting lineup for England's next Group G match against Panama.

"But you have to stay calm in them situations and I've had it before, so it wasn't sort of a shock to me, so I knew what I had to do to recover fast enough for the game".

Kane hopes to reach the levels of Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentine star Lionel Messi and feels the best way to do that is by coming up with big performances at the World Cup.

A win could secure our progress to the last 16 and it is a great opportunity for Harry to get more goals too.

"But after that it got worrying; it really fizzled out".