In Brief

Harry Kane’s NFL dream: from Spurs to the Patriots?

England captain reveals ambition to become a kicker in the NFL

At the age of 25 Harry Kane still has many years left as a professional footballer but that is not stopping the Tottenham striker from making plans for the future.

England captain Kane has revealed that he wants to one day swap sports by moving from one football to another and becoming a kicker in the NFL.

Already a golden boot winner with England at last year’s Fifa World Cup, Kane is focussed for now on helping Tottenham in the Premier League and Champions League. But once his soccer career is finished he explained to ESPN of his plans to conquer American football.

A huge fan of Super Bowl champions the New England Patriots Kane was in Atlanta as the Pats won their sixth title in February.

“The desire to play in the NFL is real,” he said. “It’s something that in ten or 12 years I definitely want to try.

“If you play in the Premier League and the World Cup and you then play in the NFL, would you then be considered one of the greatest sportsmen ever?

“It goes back to that drive to be the best. Even if I download a game on my phone, can I be the best in the world?”

In his interview with ESPN, Kane also hailed Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady as one of his biggest inspirations.

Brady, who is considered the greatest QB of all time, is also a six-time champion following the 13-3 win against the Los Angeles Rams at Super Bowl LIII.

Speaking about Brady, Kane said: “We’ve had a similar path being doubted when we were younger - maybe not being the best athletes as kids.

“Not many people thought he’d become that good or even play in the NFL and he went on to become the best ever.

“At the time, it gave me a real boost to say, look, anything is possible. If you have that self-belief and that drive and that hunger, you can do it.”

Recommended

What has Serena Williams been doing?
Serena Williams
Profile

What has Serena Williams been doing?

Swimming’s governing body bans trans athletes from elite women’s races
A swimmer in training
Talking point

Swimming’s governing body bans trans athletes from elite women’s races

A guide to Wimbledon
The Wimbledon women’s and men’s singles trophies on display at Centre Court
In Focus

A guide to Wimbledon

Uncovering decades of ‘systemic’ abuse within British Gymnastics
A British gymnast's feet
In Focus

Uncovering decades of ‘systemic’ abuse within British Gymnastics

Popular articles

Who will win in Wakefield and Tiverton?
Wakefield town centre
Today’s big question

Who will win in Wakefield and Tiverton?

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 24 June 2022
10 Downing Street
Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 24 June 2022

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 22 June 2022
10 Downing Street
Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 22 June 2022

The Week Footer Banner