England captain Wayne Rooney has warned against heaping too much pressure on international new boy Harry Kane despite his scintillating form this season, according to The Sun.
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The 21-year-old is now on the verge of making his international debut after finding himself as the Premier League’s top goalscorer, which is amazing to consider after he begun the season all the way down the pecking order at Spurs.
And though manager Roy Hodgson is keeping his cards close to his chest over whether Kane will make an appearance, Rooney has insisted it is imperative that expectation is at a minimum.
“It is great to see a young English striker come through, scoring goals. He is working hard for the team,” Rooney said.
“He was scoring goals earlier in the season in the Europa League and not starting in the Premier League.
“Then he got his chance in the Premier League and he has taken it with both hands.
“I hope it continues because he is in sizzling form at the minute.
“He hasn’t played a full season in the Premier League yet, although he is doing really well.
“I think we have to, you know, give him room to breathe, really, rather than smothering him and demanding a lot of him at an early age when he hasn’t played for England yet.
“He is still in his first season in the Premier League, so I think we should give him time, let him continue doing what he is doing. I think that is the best way to get the best out of him.”