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Published 15 November 2022 4 min read
England Men's Senior Team

Harry Kane speaks of excitement as World Cup journey begins

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Nicholas Veevers

Three Lions captain is targeting World Cup glory in Qatar this winter as squad depart for Doha
Harry Kane has spoken of his desire to bring the World Cup back to England, as the Three Lions squad set off for Qatar 2022.

The England captain and his teammates flew out to their World Cup base in Doha on Tuesday morning and were cheered off by a crowd of local youngsters as they departed St. George’s Park.

And after leading his country to the World Cup semi-final in 2018 as well as picking up the golden boot, the Tottenham Hotspur striker is keen to go two steps further this time.

"The World Cup is a special occasion and we're flying out today so we're all excited,” he said on a live departure show from St. George’s Park.

"I think for most professional players it's the biggest tournament you can play in. I've been lucky enough to do one and it was one of the greatest experiences of my life

"In 2018 it was an incredible experience, one of my favourite times playing football, and hopefully this will be more of the same.
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England depart for Qatar

The Three Lions squad leave St. George's Park for the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar

“The main aim is to win the tournament and bring the trophy home and if I get the golden boot along the way then that would be incredible.

"It's [golden boot] not the main thing I'm going for, but if I end up with the golden boot then it'll be good for the team.”

The squad will touch down in Doha on Tuesday evening and head to their World Cup base camp to settle in before training begins on Wednesday.

And with England’s opening game against Iran taking place on Monday 21 November, Kane knows the team will have to be ready.

"That's something we're conscious of, we play on Monday and that's a really important game,” he added.
Kane will wear shirt number nine at the World Cup, which was revealed by a surprise visit from HRH The Prince of Wales
Kane will wear shirt number nine at the World Cup, which was revealed by a surprise visit from HRH The Prince of Wales
"Once we get out there and see the base camp and then start to train tomorrow, it'll really hit home.

"I know what we're going into, but every tournament is a different experience so we just can't wait to get out there and get ready for Monday.

"Everyone's match-fit and come Monday, we'll be ready to go.”

You can keep up with the latest news from the England camp from Thursday, when the Lions’ Den with M&S Food begins with our first show at 3pm GMT.