Harry Kane has warned his England team mates they seize their chance of Euros glory – because it will never happen again.
England captain Kane, 27, admits he is dreaming of reaching the final and going one step further than in the World Cup three years ago and says the 60,000 fans at Wednesday’s semi final can make it an unforgettable night.
But Kane is now just 90 minutes away from playing in the Euros final at Wembley and the Tottenham striker warned that chance may never come round again.
Kane told the BBC: “It’s going to be an experience that we probably won’t have as players again, unless we have a home tournament for the younger boys.
“For me and a few of the older more experienced ones it will be the last chance to play a major tournament game at Wembley. What an opportunity.
“What a moment it will be. Hopefully we can win and have similar scenes to what we had against Germany. It was just a mixed feeling of being proud and excited and being part of history.
“I try not to let my mind get too far ahead. But I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t thought about it but the whole playing for England and captaining England is a dream.
“As a kid growing up you have a vision of what you want to do and what you dream about and this is it – playing for your country and captaining your country at a major tournament, having games at Wembley, scoring goals and winning games.
“Of course it would be a dream come true but I always go back to Russia. It was such a great tournament but it can be cut short so quickly.
“You lose a semi-final and all of a sudden it is what we could have done better, where we can improve and we’ve had to wait a long time, three years to have the chance again. We have that chance again to go one step further and it is about grabbing that with both hands.”
Kane has already been pushing to leave Tottenham this summer in the search for trophies but did admit that winning the Euros would exceed anything he could achieve at club level.
Tottenham have appointed former Wolves boss Nuno as their new manager in the hope of keeping Kane who said he will only think about his future after the Euros.
Kane added: “I’ve always said winning a trophy with England would always surpass anything at club level, in my opinion.
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“It has been so long, what 55 years, since we won something as a national side. Just to be a part of that history and put our stamp on history would be something we’d never forget.
“We have a great opportunity now to achieve that. We have to grab it with both hands and not let it go.
“Whenever a new manager comes in, I guess there’s a level of excitement around the club. Obviously, I’ve not been there and not had any contact with him. I’m away with England now and my full focus is on here. Hopefully, we’ve got a week left.
“He’s a great manager and did a great job at Wolves and got them playing a really good way. Let’s get back and I’m sure we’ll be in contact after the tournament.”