Harry Kane appears to have confirmed entrance in England senior team
Harry Kane appears to have confirmed his breakthrough into the England senior team after featuring in back-to-back matches towards the end of March.
Kane made his debut in the 4-0 win over Lithuania and he scored just 76 seconds after coming on. The Tottenham forward followed up with this impressive performance by featuring in the 1-1 draw against Italy. He was utilised from the start by manager Roy Hodgson, who has also confirmed thatKane may not be available for the fixtures in June due to his involvement with the England under 21 team.
Kane was a major part of the under 21 team that has qualified for the European championships in a better fashion. The tournament will be taking place in June and Hodgson says thatKane wants to be part of it. After having played a starring role so far, a trophy would be ideal for the 21-year-old. Even though he featured much under Tim Sherwood during the back end of last season, new manager Mauricio Pochettino did not seem to rate him at the start of the campaign. However,Kane is on to 29 goals this season and is now the favourite amongst bookmakers to finish as the league’s top goalscorer.
"Harry wants to go with the Under-21s. He wants to finish the job that he has done.He's had to work his way into the team and in my conversations with him it has been pretty obvious to me he would like to play in this tournament.Harry can play an important part and maybe help them go far. That certainly won't hurt his chances in the first team and I am happy to back him. I've got to say I'm not a great lover of the burnout argument. In my lifetime, as soon as the season has finished, footballers have gone to tournaments,” said Hodgson.