HARRY Kane bagged a hat-trick to help England thrash Panama 6-1 in the World Cup on Sunday - but scoring three goals in a game is nothing new for the striker.

Back in 2012, Kane scored three times for a young Tottenham Hotspur who triumphed 6-0 against Southend United at Roots Hall in a pre-season friendly.

And former Blues centre-back Mark Phillips - who faced Kane that evening - remembers being left in awe by his talents.

“I had heard all about Harry because he had already been on loan at one of my former clubs Millwall but seeing him up close like that was something else,” said Phillips.

“He had so much to his game, he could go short or long, he had a great touch, lots of confidence and everything just seemed to come naturally to him as well.

“He was only 18 or 19 at the time but you could tell how good he was and I was in left in awe at times in all honesty. He had three chances and scored three goals but I would like to point out none of them came down my side!”

Kane’s latest trio made him top scorer at the World Cup so far.

And Phillips - who made 110 appearances for Blues - is enjoying watching the Three Lions in action.

“It was a very professional performance against Panama,” said Phillips.

“I’m looking forward to the Belgium game on Thursday now.”