England hot shot Harry Kane may be in unstoppable form but he does not want to shoulder expectation alone at the World Cup.

With Wayne Rooney retired, the hopes of a nation are transitioning swiftly to Kane, who has followed up successive Premier League golden boots with a streak of 14 goals in nine games for club and country.

He has now struck 11 times in 22 caps for his country but even if he continues in the same vein, others will be expected to follow his lead rather than look on in awe.

“It isn’t down to just me, it’s down to the whole team,” said Kane. “We’ve all got to work together as a unit. I feel physically great, every game I expect to score so I have to keep it going. When you’ve got someone scoring goals it helps and hopefully I can continue that from now until then, we’ll see what happens.

“But I don’t want to get too far ahead of myself personally and I don’t want the team to get too far ahead of themselves. I just have to keep doing what I’m doing for club and for country and see what happens next year. We can’t put any limit on what we can achieve, we just have to go there and see what happens.”

Team-mate Gary Cahill backed up Kane’s sentiments, praising his achievements but calling for others to meet the same high standards.

“He’s in great form and he must be gushing with confidence,” said the Chelsea defender. “He must feel like he’s going to score every time he takes the pitch. Not even one, it’s like ‘how many am I going to get today?’ He must have that kind of mentality.

“But every good team has people who contribute all over the pitch. He’s been fantastic for us but you don’t to go into a tournament with everything on Harry Kane. We want him to be in fantastic form but we want everyone to contribute. Going into the tournament we want everyone to have the kind of confidence he’s showing at the minute. The fearless mentality. That’s the way he is at the minute.”