Harry Kane has admitted winning a trophy for his country will surpass any achievement at club level as England prepare to face Denmark in the Euro 2020 semi-final.
Kane netted a brace against Ukraine in the quarter-finals to bring his tournament-wide goals tally to three after scoring a crucial second against Germany in the previous game.
The England captain appears to be returning to form just at the right time after a slow start to the tournament, but does so against a backdrop of enormous uncertainty surrounding his club’s future.
The forward has long been linked with a move away from Tottenham after expressing his desire to win trophies, having gone his entire career without getting silverware.
Kane told talkSPORT: “I have always said that winning a trophy with England will always top everything at club level, in my opinion.
“It’s been so long, 55 years, that we haven’t won anything as a national team. Just being a part of that story and putting our stamp on the story would be something we would never forget.
“Now we have a great opportunity to do this. We must grab it with both hands and not let go. “
If England went the distance and won their first trophy in 55 years, Kane’s future at Tottenham might look a bit more secure, given he would have already left to fulfill his trophy aspirations.
Taking into account Nuno Espirito Santo’s recent appointment as Spurs boss, Kane could return to a rejuvenated Tottenham side in a better position to help him succeed at club.
Last season’s Golden Boot winner admitted he had yet to communicate with Santo, explaining: “Every time a new manager comes in, I guess there is a level of excitement around the club.
“Obviously I haven’t been there and haven’t had any contact with him. I have left for England now and I’m fully focused on here. I hope we have a week left.
“He’s a great manager and he did a great job for Wolves and made them play in a really good way. Let’s come back and I’m sure we’ll be in touch after the tournament.
Newly appointed sporting director Fabio Paratici recently said keeping Kane at the club is Tottenham’s main goal this summer, to which Kane said: “Of course as a player you want to be wanted, you want to feel loved, which I do.
“I haven’t had a chance to speak to any of these people yet. I’m sure we’ll get to know each other after the tournament, we’ll have a phone call or two once I have a week or two of vacation.
“Getting the praise from great football people is great, it gives you confidence, it motivates you so of course it’s nice to hear.”