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England boss Gareth Southgate: 'I will keep challenging Harry Kane'

Southgate: 'I'll keep challenging Kane'
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England manager Gareth Southgate says that he will "keep challenging" Harry Kane to be world class.

England manager Gareth Southgate has insisted that he will "keep challenging" Harry Kane to prove his ability.

The Tottenham Hotspur striker received plenty of plaudits throughout the season, and now he is proving his worth on the global stage at the World Cup in Russia.

The 24-year-old opened the scoring for England against Tunisia in Monday night's Group G match inside the first 11 minutes before Ferjani Sassi netted an equaliser from the penalty spot.

As the minutes ticked by, the Three Lions were heading towards a draw before Kane nabbed his second goal of the night one minute into stoppage time.

The forward has been described by many as world class, but Southgate wants more from his star man.

"I'll keep challenging him because I'm always a little uncertain as to what that title means and what you need to do to really gain it, but he's a player we are privileged to have and I'm delighted to have him as my captain," the England boss told reporters.

England's next match will be against Panama on Sunday.

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England's Harry Kane celebrates scoring their first goal in the World Cup match against Tunisia on June 18, 2018
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