Southgate backs Kane to be England's best

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Gareth Southgate thinks England captain Harry Kane, who's preparing to win his 50th cap, will become the country's record goalscorer.

Yet the manager reckons his star striker is still more preoccupied with achieving team success for the Three Lions.

The Tottenham forward will lead them out in their Nations League fixture in Belgium on Sunday looking to add to his 32-goal tally.

He is only 21 off Wayne Rooney's landmark figure of 53 and, aged only 27, England boss Southgate says there is plenty more to come from Kane.

"In terms of what is possible, the goalscoring record is the really interesting one because his strike rate for us is quite phenomenal and he has time on his side to chase Wayne's record, which would be a remarkable feat," Southgate said.

"I know from his perspective, while the personal achievement is something he is driven towards, he is all about the team winning.

"He has been to a World Cup and won the golden boot, but in the end you want to win as a team and he is totally focused on that and the team having success."

Southgate first worked with the forward with England's Under-21s and says his first senior goal against Lithuania in 2015, while Roy Hodgson was in charge, is the moment that stands out when he thinks of Kane's 32 strikes for his country.

"The first thing that springs to mind is his first goal for England with Roy because we were with the Under-21s and whenever one of your players get called into the seniors, you are looking at how they get on," recalled Southgate.

"I remember being in a hotel and hearing he had scored and that was a brilliant moment for all of us because you like to see those boys progress and do well.

"To win the golden boot is an incredible personal achievement. There have been so many, but it is a special moment for him. We have had three or four players get to the 50-cap milestone in the last year and for all of them it is a fantastic achievement."

Meanwhile, Kane's luxury Range Rover has been stolen from outside an address in north-east London, according to reports.

Thieves used an electronic device to open the Stg100,000 ($A181,484) car in Chingford before making off with it, the Sun newspaper reported.

The Metropolitan Police said officers received a report of a theft of a vehicle from outside a residential property in the Chingford area on October 25.

Tottenham declined to comment on the story and said it was a "private matter".