Gary Lineker congratulates Harry Kane for England call-up on Twitter

Gary Lineker

The Match of the Day presenter knows a little something about scoring goals for England.

Harry Kane received a well-deserved first call-up to the senior England national team today, as Roy Hodgson named his squad for upcoming fixtures with Lithuania and Italy.

The striker has been prolific this season, scoring 26 goals across all competitions and his call-up to the senior squad was widely expected by the majority of football fans, not just those at Tottenham.

His style of play has regularly been compared to that of former England and Tottenham striker Teddy Sheringham, and one man who also represented both has had his say on the call-up.

Gary Lineker scored 80 goals for Spurs in a three-year spell but his record for England was far more impressive. He netted 48 goals for his country, making him the second highest goalscorer in the country’s history. Altogether, for Spurs and England, Lineker scored 128 goals.

He took to Twitter after the squad was announced to congratulate Kane on his call-up, and wish him many more in the future.

If Kane can produce the same sort of form over the coming years in an England shirt that have got him to this point then who knows, he might just end up overtaking that Lineker record?

Arsenal legend Ian Wright also had positive words for Kane on Twitter:

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