Harry Kane
Harry Kane. Getty Images

England coach, Gareth Southgate has hailed Harry Kane as the “best goalscorer in the world” after his late winner sent England into the inaugural Nations League semi-finals.

England came from a goal down to secure a 2-1 victory over Croatia at Wembley on Sunday to leapfrog Spain to top spot in group A4 and relegate their opponents.

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Kane’s 85th-minute strike came at the perfect moment for England, and ended an eight-game goal drought with the national team for the captain.

In his praise for the 25-year-old, Southgate said: “He’s the best goal-scorer in the world. You’re always loathe to take a player off of his ability.

“He’s our main penalty-taker, leader and his hold-up play is critical. We have huge belief in him and he is so hungry to lead the team further.”