Marcus Rashford has said he aims to be “as close to possible” to Harry Kane in training as the England captain sets the standard for the Three Lions’ strikers.
Since becoming regulars for England, Rashford and Kane have worked well together with the skipper dropping slightly deeper and the Manchester United forward making runs in behind alongside Raheem Sterling.
And ahead of Euro 2020 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Kosovo in the coming days, Rashford has been speaking about how Kane inspires him to score more goals in training.
“We use each other’s strengths to make each other better and if you watch training, then you’d see how it all works,” Rashford said (via the Independent).
“I could use Harry Kane as an example, he’s one of the best finishers that I’ve played with and whenever we do finishing, in my head, it’s about being as close to him as possible.
“So if he scores six, you want to score six, if he scores seven, you want to score eight.
“So little things like that are the bits that people never see, even though we’re fighting for the same position, or to be in the same team, we really do drive each other on.
“It’s very important that you have that sort of atmosphere within a team.”
Rashford has scored seven goals in 32 senior appearances for England. It’s not a terrible record, but the 21-year-old will be aiming to improve his goals-to-game ratio for club and country this season.
Meanwhile, Kane has found the net 22 times in 39 outings for the Three Lions, though he has scored just two international goals in 2019, a year in which he has been thwarted by injuries.
After bagging his third goal of the club season against Arsenal last weekend, Kane will be confident of scoring against Bulgaria against Kosovo.
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