The unbelievable form of Tottenham’s Harry Kane has led to him earning a call up to the England Squad and Alan Shearer believes the youngster should start.
The 21-year-old has been a revelation up front for Mauricio Pochettino’s men this season catching the eye of England manager Roy Hodgson. His sparkling form in front of goal has also grabbed the attention of former England captain Alan Shearer, who believes Kane should start the games against Lithuania and Italy.
The Match of The Day pundit is no stranger to finding the back of the net for the national side with 30 goals from 63 caps. The now retired forward has backed Kane to be a star turn on both the international stage and in the Premier League, and feels he needs to be given a chance.
I think Roy Hodgson should start him for England” Said Shearer. "He didn't start playing regular Premier League football until November but he's the top scorer in the league with 19. He scores all sorts of goals - a tap-in, a penalty and a deflection against Leicester. I'm a huge fan of his."
Kane bagged his first ever league hat-trick on Saturday as Spurs beat Leicester 4-3 at White Hart Lane. The goals also make Kane the joint leading goal scorer in the top flight with 19, putting him level with Chelsea forward Diego Costa.
As England prepare for their two international fixtures Kane's form certainly hasn't slowed down, with his manager Pochettino backing the star striker for the Player of the year award. The Argentine put his faith in the spurs academy prospect allowing him to spearhead the Tottenham attack, with the striker repaying him with 29 goals in 43 games this season.
The Three Lions go up against Lithuania in a Euro 2016 qualifier at Wembley on the 27th of March before flying out to Turin where they meet Italy in a friendly on the 31st. It remains to be seen how Hodgson would fit Kane into his plans with Wayne Rooney being an ever-present in the starting 11, but his goals are certainly putting him in with a shout.
Daniel Sturridge and Danny Welbeck are the two other forwards selected in the squad, with both in decent form to rival Kane for a starting spot. But with Tottenham’s boy wonder in such sparkling form, it will give Hodgson a positive selection headache in the run up to the two international fixtures.