Lee Dixon backs Tottenham’s Harry Kane for 'big' England career

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The former defender says Friday's game against Estonia is a big chance for the forward in the absence of Wayne Rooney.

Speaking on his Twitter account for BreatheSport, former Arsenal defender Lee Dixon has backed Harry Kane to have a 'big' England career.

The Tottenham Hotspur forward set the Premier League alight last season with his goals - performances that earned him his first call-up to the senior Three Lions fold.

He has impressed on the international stage as well, netting four goals in three games, making him an easy selection for national team coach Roy Hodgson.

He is set to start as the preferred centre forward against Estonia on Friday, with Wayne Rooney absent through injury, and Dixon says it is a big opportunity for him to catch the eye.

“Rooney is not playing tonight so it’s a big chance for Harry Kane,” he told BreatheSport.

“I like Kane, I think he’s a top striker, I think he’s going to go on and have a big England career.”

England have enjoyed a perfect qualification run heading towards Euro 2016, with eight wins from eight seeing them secure top spot in Group E.

They are now looking to preserve their 100 per cent record with further wins against Estonia and Slovenia during this international break, results which would offer another timley boost to the side.

There has been little competition in the group for the Three Lions, aside from Switzerland, but Dixon says winning 10 games on the trot would have to be considered a 'great achievement' for any team.

“It’s been a poor group opposition wise. As soon as we beat Switzerland opposition wise, the group was over really,” he added.

“It was just a matter of how many wins we get, how many goals we would score and building team confidence. It will be a great achievement if we can go through the group and win ten games on the trot.”

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