Tottenham forward praises West Brom and Norwich goalscoring stars

Saido Berahino

Harry Kane has spoken in advance of England Under-21’s second-leg European play-off in Croatia.

The Young Lions lead the tie 2-1, with goals from Harry Kane and Saido Berahino giving the Englishman the advantage heading into the away tie.

Despite having the advantage heading into Eastern Europe, the Croats scored a well-worked corner to give themselves some form of hope, but goalscorer Kane - who equalised the game just after half-time - is keen to see his teammates net early in the game to take the advantage back.

Speaking to the official Football Association website, 21-year-old Kane said: “We want to come and play the same way.

“We’ve got to cancel out their away goal and control the game.”

With the attacking talents in the squad, it would be a surprise to see the Young Lions leave Eastern Europe without having found the back of the net, and when pressed to speak of his teammates, Kane had nothing but praise for the goalscorers that are around him.

When pressed to talk about Saido Berahino and Nathan Redmond, the two attacking threats likely to start alongside Kane at the Stadion HNK Cibalia, the Tottenham star said: “We’ve scored goals in near enough every game we’ve played.

“So, we’ve got goalscorers in the team and all around the pitch, so everyone knows we can score goals.”

Berahino netted the winner during Friday night’s tie at Molineux, and is currently the leading English goalscorer in the Premier League, drawing many to claim he should have received a call-up to the full England squad for the pair of European Championships qualifiers that the Three Lions have recently endured. However, he was once again resigned to youth fixtures, and he is continuing to show an ability well beyond his years with his goalscoring exploits.

Norwich City star Redmond has won 17 caps for the Under-21’s, but has fallen out of the limelight following the Canaries relegation from the top flight. However, he is still impressive in the Championship, having registered two assists in 11 games, and is currently one of the stars of the division.

If the three attacking stars all perform in the manner that they have been for their respective clubs, there is no doubt that the England Under-21 squad will claim victory in Croatia - putting them on the plane for the 2015 European Championship Final’s in the Czech Republic.

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