Harry Kane reveals it would be a greatest thing happened to him to help England win the European Championship on home soil in 2028.
England were agonisingly close to ending their long wait for silverware at Euro 2020, when they lost to Italy on a penalty shoot-out in the final at Wembley.
The UK & Ireland were announced as hosts of the 2028 European Championships this week and Kane, will be 34 by the time Euro 2028 comes around, admits England have unfinished business in a home tournament.
“We were so close to doing something really magical in the last Euros.”
“That’s football, it didn’t end the way we wanted it to, but for sure, there will be a bit between our teeth.
“Not just in Germany next summer but being at home, playing games at Wembley, will bring back memories of the 2021 Euros.
“We will have to wait and see. To win a tournament would be special but to win it in your home country would be a dream come true.”
Kane at 30 and embracing life at Bayern Munich after complete move from Tottenham during the summer transfer.
He is in the prime of his career. But he still strongly believes he can play for “another eight or nine years at the highest level”.
He is taking inspiration from Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi who are still performing despite being closer to 40.
“I am aiming to still be around by then, but of course, it is still a few years away, but I am a player who, at the moment,
feels as good as I have ever felt before, and yes, I would like to think my career will go to my late thirties – at least.”
“As we know, in football a lot of things can change quickly but at the moment, I feel really good.
If you ask me now, of course I hope I am there and it means I am still performing at a high level but you never know. We will see.
“The perception in sport or football in general is you hit 30 and people start to think [it’s] the end.
But the way I am looking at it is that I almost have the second half of my career.
“I played in the first team at Spurs from 20 or 21 so I have had nine or 10 years at the highest level and I am hoping for another eight or nine years at the highest level again.
“It all depends. You see some players who want to have a different change or challenge so I would never be able to tell you what I will do but at the moment, I just want to keep playing.
“When you look at [Cristiano] Ronaldo and [Lionel] Messi, that makes me believe and shows it is possible to play until your late thirties and that is what I am planning to do.”