Football: Kane hopes to transfer England form to Spurs, eyes Rooney's scoring record

England's Harry Kane (left) celebrating with Wayne Rooney after scoring the first goal for England during their Euro 2016 Qualifying match against Switzerland at Wembley Stadium on Sept 8, 2015.
England's Harry Kane (left) celebrating with Wayne Rooney after scoring the first goal for England during their Euro 2016 Qualifying match against Switzerland at Wembley Stadium on Sept 8, 2015.PHOTO: REUTERS

(REUTERS) - Harry Kane is aiming to reproduce his international form for Tottenham Hotspur when the Premier League resumes this weekend.

And he has set his sights on overhauling Wayne Rooney's newly established England scoring record. The Manchester United captain broke Bobby Charlton's mark when he smashed home an 84th minute penalty to notch his 50th England goal in a Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland on Tuesday.

Kane scored the third goal of his burgeoning international career to break Switzerland's stubborn resistance in the 67th minute before Rooney sealed a 2-0 victory.

The Tottenham striker was a second-half substitute and found the back of the net 10 minutes after coming on to earn his fourth England cap.

The international break has been productive for Kane. He also came off the bench to score against San Marino, a 6-0 victory that booked England's ticket to next year's finals.

The striker, who scored 31 times last season, is yet to open his Premier League account in four games so far. But he is confident of kick-starting his campaign when he returns to club football against Sunderland on Sunday.

"Any striker wants to be scoring goals so it's great to come away and get a couple," the 22-year-old told reporters.

He is also hopeful that he can overtake Rooney as England's top scorer.

"Rooney has set the mark and will probably go on to score quite a few more hopefully for us. We'll see where he ends up and hopefully I'll be chasing him down."