England Call Would Be Icing On Spurs Man Kane’s Cake


Roy Hodgson seems to now have an embarrassment of reaches in England’s striking positions at the moment.

Captain Wayne Rooney has been impressive for Manchester United this term. Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge and Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck have just returned for their respective clubs after injury spells.

Talking of injury concerns, Andy Carroll has been back to his aggressive and powerful best in the past two months. Although the West Ham targetman has just suffered a new blow with an ankle injury looking likely to keep the big-man on the sidelines for the next two weeks.

Saido Berahino has been in fine form for West Brom this season and was in Roy’s last squad for the match against Scotland in November.

Then there is the duo of Burnley’s Danny Ings and Charlie Austin at Queens Park Rangers, who’ve both stepped up and impressed in the English Premier League (EPL) this term.

Elder statesman Jermain Defoe will hope his return to the EPL with Sunderland, after a year playing in the MLS, can see him get back into the England reckoning too.

Then we have Tottenham’s ‘own’ Harry Kane.

The level-headed striker has taken a few years, seen off a few managers and had a few loan spells before finally taking his chance at White Hart Lane and boy is he currently doing that!

He’s gone from a decent forward who still needed to find himself into being an instinctive finisher who seems intent on becoming England’s new number nine!

Watching him this season reminds me of watching a young Alan Shearer. He has a bit of pace and power but most importantly he has a good eye for goal and is hungry.

The Spurs striker can smash them in powerfully from outside the box, he can score with his head and can peel of defenders inside the box and finish with aplomb as well.

At twenty-one, the striker is showing he has no time for reputations and won’t just settle for scoring against the smaller clubs.  His double today against North London rivals Arsenal basically won his side all three points and propelled his club into the all important ‘Top Four’ (For now).

Kane also gave Chelsea defender John Terry a torrid time when they squared up on the first day of 2015. In that fixture he lead Tottenham to a 5-3 victory. Harry grabbing two goals, an assist and the man of the match award. After the game Chelsea captain singled out Kane and told him that he was the hardest player he (Terry) had played against this season.

So far Harry has broken the twenty goal barrier this term and with Tottenham in the League Cup final, flying in the League and still in the Europa League, who is to say he can’t go past thirty strikes this campaign?

Yes England have a heaps of good striking talent at the moment but Roy Hodgson really needs to have Harry Kane in his squad for next months fixtures against Lithuania and Italy.

The forward has earned his spurs (pardon the pun) this term and also has eight goals in ten England U21 appearances.

He could be Roy’s ideal number nine.

As I’ve said, he has the power to bully the opposition, the pace to get into the best positions and the instincts to make it count when he does get into those positions. With Rooney, Raheem Sterling and Welbeck or Sturridge playing just off him Harry Kane  could probably take his form and confidence onto the international stage and become an even bigger star!

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