Kane focused on silverware

20 March 2019 04:19:53 EST

Skipper Harry Kane believes if England win the Nations League in the summer it will be a greater achievement than reaching the World Cup semi-finals last year.

The Three Lions reached the last four of the Nations League by topping a group which also included Spain and Croatia, with England drawn to face the Netherlands in the semi-finals.

If we win that trophy, in my eyes, it's a better year than 2018.

Harry Kane

First up is the small matter of getting their European Championship qualifying campaign under way against the Czech Republic and Montenegro, but Kane is already looking forward to the challenge ahead in the summer.

He told reporters: "To have a chance to win a trophy in an England shirt does not happen not very often. If we win that trophy, in my eyes, it's a better year than 2018.

"Hopefully, we can win some silverware. Of course, 2018 was fantastic but for me, the main thing is the team and we want to win things.

"People now expect us to do well and before the World Cup there was no expectation, so it's great that we've turned that around.

"We're the only team from the World Cup semi-finals to have got through their Nations League group.

"That was big for us, to prove that it wasn't just a one-off - that this team were really building for something special."

England can be backed at 12/5 to win the inaugural Nations League, with the Netherlands priced at 6/5 and Portugal 8/13.

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