Asda's very own Harry Kane to cheer on his famous namesake in big Euro match

July 1, 2021

Nineteen-year-old Asda grocery colleague Harry Kane will be cheering on his famous namesake when he leads England out against Ukraine in the Euro 2020 quarter-finals.

Harry, who works at our Shoeburyness store in Essex, is a huge fan of the England captain and Tottenham star and is proud to share his name!

He said: "He's a hero of mine. I'm a big fan – well I'm bound to be, aren't I! He's brilliant, isn't he? He can find the back of the net from anywhere.

"In the first few games he went a bit unnoticed to be fair. It was great that he got that crucial goal against Germany and hopefully he will be scoring a lot more now, especially as I've got him down to win the Golden Boot. He was due a goal, so hopefully that will be the game changer. The Germany game was brilliant. I've never seen anything like it.

"I reckon we've got a good chance to go all the way but we've just got to deal with what's in front of us. It's a big game against the Ukraine, but we should beat them hopefully. I'll be watching the game with my mates in a sports bar. They're all used to my name – I'm just their mate, Harry!"

Harry, who lives in Shoeburyness with parents Gary and Sue and supports Southend United, says he's used to the friendly banter he receives when he tells people his name.

He said: "I remember when I was younger and Harry made it big in the Tottenham team and he started scoring goals every week in the Premier League that it became quite a big thing at school.

"Every time I go anywhere and people ask my name and I say Harry Kane they think I'm joking. They don't believe me and ask to see my ID and stuff! I do get quite a few comments, but I'm used to it by now.

"The other day a parcel came to the door which had to be signed for and the delivery driver said to my sister Hannah 'You don't have a brother called Harry do you?' and she says 'Actually I do, but he's not the famous one!

Harry, who's worked at the store since October 2019, says most customers don't know he's got a famous name – though there have been times when his name's caused excitement in the store.

He said: "There was one time however that a Tannoy announcement went out for me at work and it said 'Harry Kane come to the warehouse' and I heard I young lad shout up, 'Did you hear that, they've just said Harry Kane!"

Store manager Andy Hayes said: "I'm a big Arsenal supporter so I do like to wind our Harry up! I can't say I'm a fan of the famous Harry Kane as he plays for Tottenham, but I will be cheering him on as he's English! Our Harry though is a really, nice quiet kid though and gets on well with everyone."

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