Roy Hodgson confirms Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is set for first England call-up

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Harry Kane has scored 23 goals this season in all competitions.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has been in sensational form for the club this season. He has racked up an incredible 23 goals in all competitions and held off the challenge of more experienced pros such as Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado at the club.

With that in mind many a pundit, fan and journo has been calling for his introduction into the England team for the upcoming games with Lithuania and Italy. Even Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger recently said that the Tottenham man was deserving of a first call-up to the England set-up.

Now it certainly looks as though that will be the case, after Roy Hodgson spoke about the striker today.

He told the FA.com that on current form Kane was deserving of a place in the squad after his excellent form for Spurs:

“Harry's flying at the moment.

“I’m delighted for us and I’m delighted for the lad as well...

“If you can be a star of a top team like Tottenham at 21, then you’re doing pretty well.

“Really, he combines everything you are looking for in a centre-forward.

“Is he worth a place in the squad? Yes, of course he is. We’ve brought a lot of young players in, so he certainly deserves a place."

However, despite singing his praises, he also made it clear that Kane would not walk straight into the starting XI. The likes of Daniel Sturridge and Wayne Rooney will have something to say about that, although the former has been injured for most of the season and the latter has been moved into a midfield position. He said:

"But if you say ‘is he worth a place vis-à-vis Wayne Rooney, Welbeck, Sturridge’, that’s something he’ll have to prove. Unless I give him a chance in the squad he’ll never get a chance to prove it.”

Injury permitting however it looks as though Kane will be making his England debut next month. Hopefully, it can be the start of a fruitful international career.

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