Harry Kane feels Dele Alli deserves England recognition

The Tottenham striker has been singing the praises of his young team-mate.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has stated that Dele Alli fully deserves his call-up to the England squad, telling The Guardian that the young midfielder has been a driving force for the North London club so far this term.

The 19-year-old moved to White Hart Lane from MK Dons in a £5 million deal in the summer and has immediately impressed for Mauricio Pochettino’s men.

Any suggestions that the teenager would need time to adapt to Premier League football have been quickly thrown out the window, with the Argentine coach dropping the starlet straight into the action and Alli thriving as a result.

With the youngster included in Roy Hodgson’s contingent for upcoming international fixtures, Kane has been singing his young team-mate’s praises.

The hotshot forward has stated that Alli deserves to be included in the full squad for his performances so far this season and should not have to wait for a chance in the under-21’s out of principle.

“He is a great talent and you don’t always have to have played in the Under-21s for a year or two before stepping up to the first team,” Kane is quoted as saying by The Guardian.

“He has come in for us, played in Europe and gained great experience for international football.

“You don’t always have to go with the 21s for two years and wait for your chance. If you are good enough, sometimes you deserve to be called up straight away and that is the case.

“He has deserved this – he has been outstanding for us this season. For such a young lad, he has settled very well. Everyone here is very proud of him. I don’t think he can wait to get going for England.”

Tottenham drew 1-1 with Monaco in midweek in the Europa League and return to domestic action on Sunday when they travel to take on Swansea at the Liberty Stadium.

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