Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane explains why England Under-21 matches v Portugal and France are important for him

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Harry Kane wants to make the most of his chances with the England Under-21 side to make himself a regular for Tottenham Hotspur.

Eric Dier may have withdrawn from the England Under-21 squad, but his Tottenham Hotspur teammate Harry Kane remains very much part of it.

Tottenham defender Dier opted not to take part in the upcoming matches against Portugal in Burnley (tonight) and France in Brest (Monday).

The 20-year-old claimed that he wants to remain at Spurs and work hard to secure his place as a centre-back, instead of playing at right-back for the England U21 team.

Kane has no such problem as he is going to be deployed up front by manager Gareth Southgate. In fact, playing for the Under-21s will actually help him earn a regular place in Tottenham’s starting line-up.

'It’s a chance to get more game-time under my belt and hopefully to score some more goals', Tottenham's official website quotes him as saying.

'I’m confident at the moment and confident that I can continue scoring goals. I hope to play well and get on the scoresheet'.

Kane has started just once in the Premier League for Tottenham so far this season, but of the three recognised forwards in the team he is the only one on form.

The 21-year-old has yet to truly prove himself despite scoring goals in the League Cup, the Europa League and the Premier League.

However, Kane is a promising youngster who has the potential to be a brilliant player. At this stage of his career, he needs to play as much as football as he can to sharpen his skills - and that is what he plans to do during the international 'break'.

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