Harry Kane took his season tally to 26 goals on Saturday afternoon, then revealed it would be a dream if his form was rewarded with an England call-up.
The 21-year-old has been one of the success stories of the 2014-15 season, and he is arguably the standout choice for Young Player of the Year as he continues to get on the scoresheet for Tottenham Hotspur. Kane hit both goals as Mauricio Pochettino’s side beat Queens Park Rangers on Saturday afternoon, keeping the White Hart Lane men in the battle for a top-four finish.
Kane now has 16 goals in the Premier League – a tally bettered only by Chelsea’s Diego Costa and Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero who both have 17 – and he has also scored seven times in the UEFA Europa League and three times in the League Cup. It seems inevitable that this will lead to a call up to Roy Hodgson’s England squad, and the striker admits this would be a dream.
“I’ve just got to keep doing what I’m doing,” he told Sky Sports. “There are still a few games before the international break and I want to do the best I can for Tottenham. That’s what I’m looking to do. Any English player would love to play for England – it would be a dream – but there are a lot of great players in England. I just have to keep concentrating and do the best I can for Spurs.”
England resume their UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying campaign with a home match against Lithuania on 27 March, which is followed by a friendly against Italy in Turin four days later. It would be nothing less than a huge surprise if Kane didn’t feature in the squad for both fixtures, even if other options such as skipper Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, Danny Welbeck were all available.