A goal from Will Hughes last night was enough to help the England under-21 side to a 2-1 win against Croatia and into the under-21 Euros for the tournament next year.
England beat Croatia 4-2 over two legs with Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane playing an important role over the course of both legs.
Kane continues to develop and mature into an impressive striker, with much more to his current game than pure goals, as he looks to fight his way into Mauricio Pochettino’s starting side.
He’s giving himself every chance of doing just that because he’s ticking every box that the gaffer would have been hoping for through the international break.
He’s played and has managed to stay injury free and he’s also managed to put pressure on Pochettino ahead of Tottenham’s game against Manchester City this weekend.
It may be too big a match a little too soon for Pochettino to trust Kane with the responsibility of leading the attack for such a big match against the Premier League champions but he’s heading in the right direction.
Pochettino will also be pleased that to a certain extent, Kane is proving him correct for not signing an additional striker in the summer transfer window.
The Argentine was criticised for not bringing in another player but he defended Kane and insisted that the under-21 star would have a key role to play over the course of a long season for Spurs.
The European action returns next week and a good performance in the Europa League could see Pochettino toying with the idea of starting Kane for the Premier League game against Newcastle, which follows next weekend.
Here’s what Spurs fans made of his performance for the England under-21 side last night as Kane prepares for a very important tournament and another platform to perform on.
Harry kane and Nacer chadli both have the same number of goals and assists for spurs this season. 4 goals and 1 assist— Poch of the lane (@SmoothRoughGuy) October 14, 2014
THFC_IMO (@THFC_IMO) October 14, 2014
Great little combination between Harry Kane and Will Hughes - the latter benefits from the former's hold-up play, slides home. 2-1 England.— Seb SB (@premleagueowl) October 14, 2014
@larryslord Another impressive performance by Harry Kane led the line really well.— Kenny Palmer (@KennyPalmer) October 14, 2014
If Harry Kane wasnt at Tottenham would we be trying to sign him now? #Thfc— #COYS (@MarkThomas2002) October 14, 2014