When Roy Hodgson named his England squad for the Euro 2016 qualifier against Slovenia and the friendly against Scotland, one notable name was missing.
Many were surprised that the England Under-21 international was not called up to the senior side, but Hodgson was right not to select him in his squad.
And here’s why.
As much as Kane has been in good form and has scored important goals, he is still unproven at the highest level.
Of the three recognised forwards in the Tottenham squad, the 21-year-old is the only one in form, but he has still been used sparingly in the Premier League by manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Spurs fans have already started calling for Kane to be given more starts in the league - and deservedly so - and pressure is increasing on the youngster. An England call-up would have only increased that pressure.
At 21, Kane is far from the finished article and has not really done enough to merit a place in the England squad. If he were called up, then he would not have got any playing time - what good would it have done to him?