Harry Kane says redemption for England's defeat against Iceland two years ago will be at the top of the agenda at the World Cup.

The Three Lions suffered an embarrassing last 16 loss to the minnows at Euro 2016 - a defeat which left an indelible stain on the careers of many England players.

Kane played the entirety of that match in France and says the World Cup in Russia presents a opportunity to restore some pride.

"Iceland was a disappointing time and this is a chance to redeem ourselves," the Tottenham Hotspur striker said.

"We will always fight for our country and do our best for our country and that is what we will do. Hopefully we will do better than Euro 2016."

England players' commitment to their country has often been questioned in the past, with many feeling more importance is given to club football in the modern game.

For Kane, who will captain Gareth Southgate's side in Russia, football's biggest international competition retains a special level of importance.

He said: "For sure [it is the pinnacle]. I have said before the World Cup is the biggest tournament in football.

"This is what it is all about, what you work hard for as a kid and spend all those hours in training for."

A serene qualification campaign and the organised manner in which the build-up to the tournament has been approached have been a plus for the England squad.

With this in mind, Kane, who is yet to score at a major tournament for England, believes the England squad are in high spirits.

"I feel like we have a very relaxed squad which has done very well up to this point and played very good football," he said.

"I always want to improve as a player and it is another major tournament for me, my second one, so hopefully I can start well on Monday."

England start their World Cup campaign against Tunisia.