How Harry Kane's response to England talk is good news for Spurs

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England boss Roy Hodgson has spoken out on the prospect of handing a call-up to Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has spoken of the need to remain grounded ahead of a possible England call-up in March, Sky Sports report.

The Spurs star has been in outstanding form this season, netting 23 goals in all competitions including braces against fellow London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea.

His performances since the turn of the year have started to gain international recognition, with England boss Roy Hodgson singing his praises on Friday – as reported by the BBC.

Kane, however, has taken a more grounded approach to the frenzy being built up in the media and urged himself to remain consistent over the coming weeks.

"A lot of people are talking about it (England) but there is still a month or so until he names his squad and I've just got to keep doing what I am doing and keep my feet on the floor,” he explained.

“Come the end of March, hopefully I am still doing it and we'll see what happens."

Kane’s comments good news for Spurs:

Over the years, a number of players have been caught up in their own hype and allowed international recognition to affect everything which was good about their game.

Kane’s comments show incredible maturity, and by remaining focused on Spurs and the task in hand his performance levels have no reason to suddenly take a turn for the worse.

Since the start of the New Year, only Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has scored as many goals as the Lilywhites’ top scorer and, as a result, Kane has deservedly been named January’s Premier League Player of the Month.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men are right in the thick of a battle for a top-four spot and their hopes will be heavily boosted by their striker’s level-headed attitude and eagerness to prove himself further.

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