Former Liverpool and England forward Stan Collymore has predicted that Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane will be leading England’s attack in the 2016 European Championship.
Collymore made the prediction during his live commentary duties for talkSPORT and revealed how impressed he’s been by Kane’s movement and recent performances for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
“In two years, he’ll be leading the England line for the Euros – If he keeps up his movement and his runs he could be a superb Premier League player,” said Collymore.
“He doesn’t have a lot of pace, but he’s clever enough to be effective against some very good defenders.”
Kane very nearly got Spurs off to a great start last night against Chelsea when he produced a superb header which rattled against the bar, as Tottenham built early pressure at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois looked on helplessly but Kane wasn’t rewarded with a little bit of luck, which would have seen the ball ricochet in off the upright.
Kane has been a regular in the England under-21 setup and manager of the senior side, Roy Hodgson, has shown a recent trait of selecting younger players for senior duty.
That should offer Kane hope that if he continues to work hard, he should be able to force his way into the England senior setup and he also has the platform of playing for Gareth Southgate’s under-21 side, which he can use to grab attention.
All he can do is work hard, play well and score goals. He has seven across the Premier League and Europa League so far this season and if he can hit the 20-25 bracket by the end of the campaign, there’s no reason why he shouldn’t be in Hodgson’s plans heading into the summer.