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Harry Kane: 'I would trade golden boots for Euro 2020 success'

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Harry Kane bagged the golden boot at the 2018 World Cup and has been the Premier League's leading goalscorer on three occasions.
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Harry Kane insists he would trade in his golden boots for Euro 2020 glory as he remains fully focused on England amid speculation surrounding his Tottenham future.

The Three Lions captain is keen to leave Spurs in pursuit of success, but more pressing is his desire to get his hands on some silverware with his country this summer at Euro 2020.

Kane, who has been linked with a move to Manchester City, won the Premier League golden boot for the third time last season.

Gareth Southgate (right) presents Harry Kane (left) with the golden boot award for the 2018 World Cup (Mike Egerton/PA)

He also picked up the same accolade at the 2018 World Cup and added the Premier League playmaker of the year gong to his collection for laying on more assists than anyone else in the previous campaign.

But the 27-year-old would happily swap those individual honours to lift the European Championship trophy on July 11.

"I'd trade them in to win the Euros this summer, of course," he said.

"I've said before that winning a team trophy, especially for our nation, would probably be the greatest highlight in my professional career.

"It's very rare to have a home tournament and for me personally this is as close as it's going to get," he said.

"We've got to try to use that to our advantage as much as possible. That's all I'm focused on."

Kane admits England have to at least match their semi-final appearance at the World Cup three years ago to avoid any disappointment.

"I think that's the aim," he said.

England came up short in the semi-final at the 2018 World Cup (Owen Humphreys/PA)

"If we fell short of a semi-final, we'd all be disappointed as players, as a country and as staff as well.

"I think we have been moving in the right direction in the last three or four years so the next step is to go one step further, at least, and try and get into that final and hopefully try and win it.

"I think we all have to believe we can win it. That's the reason we're in this competition to try to win it.

A clash with old rivals Scotland is next up for England and victory over their neighbours would secure passage into the knockout stages.

Kane knows the added pressure of such a fixture but is keeping his eyes on the prize of progressing from the group.

"For us it is a chance to qualify from the group that is our main focus," he added.

"Of course we know what it means as players to represent England and when you are playing a home nation like Scotland we know what that entails with the fans and the build up around the game.

"We are trying to use that and take those feelings into the game and use that to our advantage."

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