Dean Ashton comments on Harry Kane's England effort

Dean Ashton

Former West Ham striker was impressed with the Tottenham ace's goal against Lithuania.

Former England international Dean Ashton had positive words for Harry Kane after he forced the second goal last night against Lithuania.

Kane played a delightful one-two with Adam Lallana, before firing a shot at goal which found the back of the net - only for it to go down as an own goal for goalkeeper at Watford back-up Giedrus Arlauskis.

Ashton took to Twitter to talk up the 'greedy' trait he believes he saw in Kane's decision to take a shot a goal, arguing it impressed him.

Being greedy is not usually a positive, but for a striker, one aiming specifically to add to his goal tally, it can be a necessity. Great strikers like Ruud van Nistelrooy and Alan Shearer were the same, with the former Manchester United man a player Paul Scholes told The Star, who Kane reminded him of last season.

Ashton is a former striker himself who is best known for his spell at West Ham, who scored 88 goals in all competitions for various clubs in 238 games.

The forward was called into the England squad in 2008, only to suffer an injury in training for the Three Lions, and had to retire, and is still just 31-years-old.

Kane had eight shots at goal, with six on target, and against an opposition as poor as Lithuania, who can blame him for trying to add to his tally?

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