Alan Shearer says this man must be the first name on England's teamsheet

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The former England striker says there is simply no way that Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane cannot start for England.

Former England captain Alan Shearer has told Coral that Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane now has to be the very first name on Roy Hodgson's teamsheet for England ahead of Euro 2016.

Kane brace in Spurs' 3-0 win over Bournemouth at the weekend took his Premier League tally this season to 21, two more than any other player has scored in the top flight.

Following his remarkable debut year last term in which he netted 31 goals in 51 games in all competitions at club level, the 22-year-old has now scored 26 times for club and country in the current campaign.

That form has seen him become a regular in the England set-up, playing in four Euro 2016 qualifiers and two international friendlies since the start of the domestic schedule in August.

Kane is being tipped as the best out-and-out striker the country has produced since Shearer, and the current BBC pundit, who scored 30 goals in 63 appearances in an eight-year career with the Three Lions, is adamant that he must be certain of place in Hodgson's side.

The 45-year-old told Coral: "As we sit here now, Harry Kane should be the first name on the teamsheet for England. I don’t think anyone can argue with that.

"The questions now are who plays with him if you play two up front? If you don’t, then who plays behind him?

"Kane is just 22-years old and already has 45 Premier League goals to his name and counting. He’s a top quality player and he’s going to be around for a long time."

Kane has certainly begun life well in the England set-up after scoring eight goals in 14 appearances for the country's Under-21s side.

He scored on his senior international debut in a Euro 2016 qualifier against Lithuania in March and added two more strikes in qualifying six months later, against San Marino and Estonia.

Kane is one of a host of Tottenham players called up by Hodgson for this week's friendlies with Germany and the Netherlands, along with midfielders Dele Alli and Eric Dier and defensive duo Danny Rose and Kyle Walker.

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