The Daily Mirror has quoted Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane talking about his England chances and manager Mauricio Pochettino will be delighted with his response.
It’s looking safe to bet the mortgage on Kane featuring in the next England senior squad after he took his goal tally to 26 strikes in all competitions after his performance against QPR over the weekend.
While he’s aware of the pressure for him to be included in the England ranks, Pochettino will be delighted that his only focus appears to be his club.
“Any English player would love to play for England – it would be a dream,” said Kane.
“I just have to keep concentrating and do the best I can for Spurs. I’m thoroughly enjoying my football, enjoying being out there with my mates and playing.”
It’s easy to see how a young man in Kane’s position could become distracted by the prospect of representing his country.
Playing for England steps things up a level because the pressure and criticism which is levelled at players is substantially greater than can be the case with players representing their clubs.
However, he’s taking a sensible approach which guards against complacency and Pochettino will see the biggest benefactors of that as Tottenham.
For Tottenham to have any chance of getting into the top four by the end of the season, Kane is going to be key.
He’s scored more goals than any other player at Tottenham and is weighing in at key moments, securing points and the boss won’t want him to take any focus away from his club duties.