Harry Kane received a well-deserved first call-up to the senior England national team earlier this week, as Roy Hodgson named his squad for upcoming fixtures with Lithuania and Italy. He joins fellow Tottenham team-mates Andros Townsend and Kyle Walker in the squad, although their respective inclusions were less appreciated by fans.
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 those involved with the game.
Of course he received plenty of congratulations after news broke of his call-up.
Former players, current players and pundits all let him know of their feelings – as did a few current players.
One such man was Tom Carroll.
The midfielder is currently enjoying a terrific loan spell away from Tottenham at Swansea City. He was on Twitter today celebrating his own call-up to the England under-21 set-up when he sent this message to his Spurs team-mate:
Always an honour to be called up to play for England, can't wait to meet up with the boys Sunday #Eng21— Tom Carroll (@tom_carroll92) March 20, 2015
Also a huge congrats to my boy @hkane28 on his call up to the seniors, well deserved pal— Tom Carroll (@tom_carroll92) March 20, 2015
Both lads came through the Spurs youth system together so Carroll will have seen Kane develop over the years into the top talent that he is now.
One day he will hope to play in the Tottenham and England first-team with him, but for now the creative midfielder must continue his good form with Swansea.