England coach Roy Hodgson has been singing the praises of Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane.
The 21-year-old has been in superb form so far this season and has been arguably Spurs’ best outfield player.
England Under-21 international Kane has scored seven goals and created 12 chances in 16 Premier League appearances, having initially struggled to convince manager Mauricio Pochettino to play him regularly.
There have been calls for the youngster to be given a chance for the England senior team, and Hodgson seems to have indicated that he will do so in the near future.
The former Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion manager has compared the rise of Kane to that of his teammate Andros Townsend, who has played six times for England.
"Harry is one of those players – Andros Townsend being another one – who didn’t exactly burst on to the scene in his club side and get straight in,” The Guardian quotes Hodgson as saying on SiriusXM FC. “They got loaned out first and sent out to different places to learn their trade, if you like, or at least pick up some important aspects of their trade.
“We have watched [Kane] for a while and I worked with him briefly in the Under-21s when I filled in for one game.
“Harry has come on in leaps and bounds and I’m not surprised because I know [the former coaches] Tim Sherwood and Les Ferdinand very well. They have worked with him at Tottenham and they always believed in him as a goalscorer.
“It’s tremendous to see people like him doing so well and quite strange that in the Under-21s a year or two ago we were bemoaning the fact we didn’t think our forwards were up to the level of the midfielders – and yet suddenly Kane, Saido Berahino and Danny Ings are all doing exceptionally well. It will be a headache for Gareth who he picks to play in the summer.”
Kane is very likely to be in the England squad for the European Under-21 Championship in June, but it remains to be seen whether he is called up to the senior team for the Three Lions’ clash against Lithuania in March.
If the Tottenham star maintains his current form and continues to bang in the goals, then he is certainly going to be part of the England senior team. Or at least he should be.