Spurs star eyes England call-up after impressive start

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Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane has set his sights on a first call-up to the England squad.

The 21-year-old has had a good start to the new Premier League season after setting up Eric Dier in the dying seconds of their 1-0 win over West Ham United on Saturday.

And after signing a five-deal year deal that will keep him at Spurs until 2019, the youngster is hoping to establish himself in England's top tier, and get his first senior England cap under his belt.

Kane told the Daily Mail: "Hopefully I can get some games and some goals and really establish myself in the Premier League.

"Then you can tell by last year with Andros Townsend an England call-up isn’t that far away. It’s something I am aiming to do in the future."

He had his breakthrough year last season in the Tottenham side managed by Tim Sherwood, making 10 league appearances. His best spell towards the end of the season where he scored in three consecutive games against Sunderland, West Brom and Fulham.

Should Kane continue in the same form that he has started this season then there is no reason why Roy Hodgson should not consider him for his senior England debut. Townsend broke onto the international stage last season and was very impressive in his England performances.

However Kane should be wary that Townsend is not the greatest example to follow; after his debut his domestic form curtailed somewhat and he struggled to make the same impact for Spurs as he did for England. There has even been rumours that Townsend could depart White Hart Lane, but manager Mauricio Pochettino has rubbished such claims.

Kane has represented England at under-17, under-19, under-20 and under-21 so far.

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