Kieran Trippier: It is a privilege to have played alongside Harry Kane for Tottenham and England

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Kieran Trippier: It is a privilege to have played alongside Harry Kane for Tottenham and England
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Kieran Trippier says it is a privilege to play alongside “special” England captain Harry Kane.

After starting the Nations League with a shock 1-0 loss in Hungary, the Three Lions dug deep at the Allianz Arena to secure a 1-1 draw with Germany on Tuesday evening.

Jonas Hofmann’s second-half strike was cancelled out by a late spot-kick from Kane, who fired past Manuel Neuer to become just the second man to reach 50 goals for England.

Wayne Rooney’s record haul of 53 is tantalisingly close and Trippier, a former Tottenham team-mate and long-standing international colleague of Kane, was full of praise for the England captain.

"He is special and I am privileged to have played with him for club and country," he said.

"Fifty goals is incredible. He’s a top pro and a great leader. There are only a couple more goals to go for Harry (until he breaks Rooney’s record).

"I think after the result against Hungary we had to show great character in this game, we had to step it up and we knew it was going to be a difficult place to come to.

"It was about handling the pressure at certain times and I thought we did that. Harry stepped up as always.

"When you need somebody to score a goal, he’s there. We are walking in after a game away to Germany disappointed we didn’t get the three points."

Additional reporting from PA

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