Tottenham Hotspur youngster Harry Kane bagged a goal last night for England’s under-21 side to cap an impressive start to the new season.
Kane is yet to start a Premier League game for Spurs this season but he’s in good goalscoring form thanks to his efforts for his country and for the chance he was given by Mauricio Pochettino in the Europa League.
Tottenham’s boss defended his decision not to sign a new striker in the summer transfer window by suggesting that he was happy with Kane as an option up front alongside Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado.
“I always believe in Harry - It was good. He always showed the character. He is very strong minded and he is a very good player too,” said Pochettino after Kane’s performance against AEL Limassol.
While Kane will certainly come up against far tougher defensive lines than he experienced last night, nothing can be taken away from the superb finish he produced to put England 3-0 ahead against Moldova.
He was pushed to a wide angle but rocketed the ball back across goal in a finish that would be purred over if he produced it for Spurs in an important Premier League fixture.
England’s qualification record for the European under-21 Championship in the Czech Republic next year has been amazing with nine wins, one draw and only two goals conceded from ten games.
Kane is likely to be a key fixture in the side for the foreseeable future under Gareth Southgate and if he can make the most of further performances in Pochettino’s first team then who knows what he could achieve.