Former Manchester United and Liverpool striker Michael Owen has backed Harry Kane for a England call-up.
Tottenham Hotspur striker Kane has been in superb form so far this season and was the star of the show at White Hart Lane on New Year’s Day.
The 21-year-old scored twice in Spurs’ sensational 5-3 victory over Chelsea in the Premier League on Thursday.
Owen, who was on co-commentary duty for the match on BT Sport, claimed that Kane has earned a place in the England senior team.
“He is knocking, he is knocking hard,” said the ex-England international on the prospect of Kane playing for England. “He has been for some time…
“You can’t ignore someone who scores goals especially at this level against this type of opposition. He has been doing consistently now for a good while.”
"I'm beginning to run out of superlatives for this lad. It's been a long time since Spurs beat Chelsea and Kane was the difference for me. Next stop England?"
Kane has been one of the best players for Tottenham so far this campaign, and his heroics against Chelsea drew favourable comments from a number of notable footballing figures.
Harry Kane excites me. Presence, intelligence, strength, skill and determination. A powerful cocktail!— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 1, 2015
The form Harry Kane is in I'd back him to win Strictly, X Factor, The Boat Race & a starting England place.— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) January 1, 2015
Kane magnificent today. Biggest compliment I can give him is that he is making the best centre back pairing in the league look ordinary— Danny Higginbotham (@Higginbotham05) January 1, 2015
Harry Kane is great example of patience & self belief, came to Norwich and didn't play, got his head down at Spurs and now getting rewards— Elliott Bennett (@Ebenno88) January 1, 2015