Michael Owen, Gary Lineker and Elliott Bennett react to Harry Kane’s heroics for Tottenham Hotspur

Harry Kane’s performance for Tottenham Hotspur against Chelsea in the Premier League on Thursday impressed Liverpool legends Michael Owen and Jamie Carragher among others.

Former Manchester United and Liverpool striker Michael Owen has backed Harry Kane for a England call-up.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Kane has been in superb form so far this season and was the star of the show at White Hart Lane on New Year’s Day.

The 21-year-old scored twice in Spurs’ sensational 5-3 victory over Chelsea in the Premier League on Thursday.

Owen, who was on co-commentary duty for the match on BT Sport, claimed that Kane has earned a place in the England senior team.

“He is knocking, he is knocking hard,” said the ex-England international on the prospect of Kane playing for England. “He has been for some time…

“You can’t ignore someone who scores goals especially at this level against this type of opposition. He has been doing consistently now for a good while.”

Former Tottenham forward Garth Crooks added on BBC Sport: "What a game and what a performance by Harry Kane.

"I'm beginning to run out of superlatives for this lad. It's been a long time since Spurs beat Chelsea and Kane was the difference for me. Next stop England?"

Kane has been one of the best players for Tottenham so far this campaign, and his heroics against Chelsea drew favourable comments from a number of notable footballing figures.

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