Kane Warm Up Goals Vital to England's Chances This Summer

By: SBAT Staff

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If England are to have any success at the World Cup this summer then they are going to need a huge tournament from striker Harry Kane. England are not a one man team, and don't rely on Kane soley, but in the past we have seen them struggle to score goals and bread down teams who set up defensively against them. That is where Kane comes into play, he is clinical in front of goal, and is the kind of striker who can have one chance and score one goal. To do this at the highest level though, he has to be in peak form and a big part of that is confidence from scoring goals.

We all saw Kane play brilliantly for Tottenham yet again this season, scoring many vital goals for them. Now it is time for him to do the same for his country, and to get things off to the best possible start he needs to add to his goal against Nigeria in the first warm up game on Saturday. England play Costa Rica in their second warm up game on Thursday night, giving Kane the ideal chance to score again and further boost his confidence.

Teams will often approach warm up games before a major tournament in very different ways and this summer England have clearly decided the best way to go is to play beatable opposition to build confidence in the squad. The games against Nigeria and Costa Rica have been designed with winning in mind, and winning comfortably. The opportunity to build confidence has been handed on a plate to Kane and the more goals he scores, the better England's chances are of any kind of World Cup success.

After bagging a goal against Nigeria, Kane will want to add at least another to his total against Costa Rica. He will have the weight of pressure on him when the World Cup begins, and the more chances he takes ahead of the tournament the better he will be able to handle that pressure. England don't have the expectation they have faced before, but people will still expect to see good performances. Harry Kane is a player vital for England, and his goals will be relied upon when the players head to Russia.