Harry Kane hopes of England call-up
Harry Kane wants to play for the senior England side and says working hard is the only way to get there.
Harry Kane is in blistering form currently having scored 18 goals from 26 appearances in all competitions for Tottenham this season. The 21-year-old has reaffirmed his desire to break into the senior England team having represented the under-21 English side 12 times.
Kane has replaced Tottenham’s £26 million signing Roberto Soldado in the team’s starting line-up. He has scored six goals in his last six games and helped the North London outfit climb up the table.
“I’ve got to continue to do well to get a call-up”
However, one thing that has eluded the Englishman has been a dream senior team call-up.
He said, “It’s something I’ve dreamt about since I was a kid, but there’s still two months until the next England squad is announced.
“There’s a lot of football to be played from now until then so I know I’ve got to keep my form up if I want to have a chance at that.
“I’ve got to keep scoring goals because the boss has said he’ll pick players on form and who’s doing well. There’s still two months left and I’ve got to continue to do well if that’s where I want to get to.”
England manager Roy Hodgson, ahead of England’s next matches against Lithuania and Italy, lavished praise on the young striker and said that he has ‘come on in leaps and bounds’.
Hodgson said, “We have watched (Kane) for a while and I worked with him briefly in the U21s when I filled in for one game (against Scotland in August 2013). Harry has come on in leaps and bounds.”
The Spurs striker believes he will have to work hard to earn that elusive national cap.
He said, “To have the England senior manager talking to you in that light and saying things like that about you is something that can only help me.
“Hopefully I can continue what I’ve been doing and get a call up. I know if I’m playing well and if I’m, I have a shout, but I know I’ve got to continue playing well to have any chance because the England senior squad is the top of the top and what every English footballer dreams of.
“I’ve got to keep focused, keep my feet on the ground and continue doing what I’m doing for Tottenham.”
“I’m looking forward to U21 Euro”
Kane has scored 13 goals in 12 appearances for the under-21 English side and insisted he will be ready for the European U21 Championships, 2015, irrespective of getting a call-up to the senior side.
“Regardless of whether I get the England senior call-up or not, I’m very much looking forward to the U21 tournament,” said Kane.
“It’s important to have a good side going to that tournament because it’s great for development and it’d be great for the country if we can win it.
“I feel we’ve got a great team in the U21s and we’ve had great success in the qualifying campaign. There’s no reason why we can’t win it and that’s exactly what we’re looking to do in the summer. It’s something I’m really looking forward to.
“It would be an honour if I’m picked to play in a European tournament at U21 level. Some great players have done it in the past. Hopefully we can do well and maybe even win it."