Eddie Nketiah formally grew to become the all-time main goalscorer in England U21 historical past as he helped the Younger Lions qualify for the European Underneath-21 Championship subsequent summer time.
The Arsenal striker surpassed Alan Shearer and Francis Jeffers’ document of 13 objectives when he scored within the 88th minute of a 2-1 win towards Turkey on Tuesday night.
The 21-year-old had the possibility to interrupt the document three minutes earlier, however missed from the penalty spot.
Nketiah has netted 14 objectives in simply 12 appearances for the Younger Lions and England Underneath-21 boss Aidy Boothroyd has backed him to emulate Alan Shearer and Harry Kane.
Talking earlier than the Turkey win, Boothroyd mentioned: “You have a look at the profession that Alan had and Harry Kane, who’s our England captain now.
“If Eddie can get to that time the place like these two gamers, he’s in on purpose, and you recognize he’s going to attain constantly, that’s once you make that step from younger to senior participant. He’s practically there, not far off.
“However he’s within the firm of these gamers I’ve talked about which exhibits you the way a lot I take into consideration him and the way a lot we take into consideration him within the system.
“He’s destined for giant issues. His character and his persona across the lads, he has an aura of accountability and management about him.”
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Shearer is the Premier League’s all-time high scorer with 260 objectives, whereas Kane usually finds the web for Tottenham.
Kane is on track to interrupt Wayne Rooney’s England purpose document and grow to be his nation’s main scorer.
Rooney holds the document with 53 objectives, however Kane has scored 32 occasions in simply 48 appearances.