Tottenham star backed for England call-up

Harry Kane deserves a chance in the England set-up, according to Tottenham hero Clive Allen.

The 21-year-old has emerged as Spurs’ first choice striker in recent weeks, dislodging misfiring duo Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado.

11 goals in 20 appearances are the reward for manager Maurico Pochettino’s faith in the forward, who was kept at the club over the summer despite interest in his services on a loan deal from rival Premier League sides.

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And with his form taken into consideration, as well as Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson’s faith in youth of late, Allen believes that Kane has earned a chance on the international stage:

“He is doing everything he is capable of,” he told talkSPORT. “Seeing him come in as a kid, you could see he had talent. He has got a magnificent attitude and there is no problem in terms of keeping his feet on the ground because he was really focused from a young age.

“He wasn’t overconfident, he worked really hard at his game, and he was able to deal with every level he played at.

“It is great to see a young English striker scoring goals in the Premier League. Harry is single-minded in the right way and I think it is fantastic.

“People are starting to talk about him making the England side. That would be a meteoric rise and it would be nothing more than he deserved because he has worked hard to get to where he is.”