Alan Shearer ‘excited’ about Harry Kane, says Tottenham Hotspur striker must start against Lithuania

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer says that England coach Roy Hodgson should start Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane against Lithuania.

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer has written in The Sun that Harry Kane should start England’s upcoming match against Lithuania.

The Tottenham Hotspur striker has been called up to the England senior team for the first team due to his impressive performances so far this season.

Kane has scored 19 goals and created 20 chances in 26 Premier League appearances so far this campaign, while having a pass accuracy of 76% and a shot accuracy of 61%.

Former Newcastle striker Shearer has now urged England coach Roy Hodgson to start the youngster against Lithuania on Friday.

“Not since Wayne Rooney burst on to the scene have I been as excited about a young English striker as I am with Tottenham’s Harry Kane,” the 44-year-old wrote in The Sun.

“And Roy Hodgson must now start him alongside Rooney against Lithuania on Friday night. Hodgson does not need to see how he copes around the squad and ease him into the side.

“When someone is in the sort of form Kane is in you just play them. We are going to beat Lithuania and qualify for the Euros anyway, so what has Roy got to lose?”

Should Harry Kane start against Lithuania?

England will be huge favourites to win the Euro 2016 Group E qualifier against Lithuania at London’s Wembley Stadium on Friday, and there is no reason why Kane should not start.

The Englishman is in great form at the moment, and Lithuania are unlikely to pose a great challenge to the Three Lions.

With Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge pulling himself out of the game due to a hip injury, as reported by BBC Sport, Kane is certainly the one to replace him in the starting line-up.

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