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England Boss Roy Hodgson Backs Harry Kane To Succeed At International Level

England look set to hand Harry Kane an opportunity in the next set of international fixtures…

Harry Kane has had his place in Roy Hodgson’s next England squad all but confirmed by the Three Lions boss. Hodgson has been hugely impressed by the form of the 21-year-old striker, who has scored 23 goals in all competitions this season.

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Danny Ings, Jordon Ibe, Saido Berahino and Raheem Sterling was also discussed by the England manager, but it’s Kane who is likely to start alongside captain Wayne Rooney during the next international break, which comes at the end of next month.

Kane scored twice last weekend as he inspired Tottenham Hotspur to a 2-1 win over North London rivals Arsenal. He impressed again in mid-week, finding the net against Liverpool, but he wasn’t able to guide Spurs to victory at Anfield, as his side went down 3-2.

Rooney’s spot in the England team has been called into question in recent weeks. The 29-year-old is without a goal for United in 2015, having been moved to midfield by manager Louis van Gaal. This has led to Hodgson considering several of his other options.

Hodgson, who was quoted by BBC Sport, said: “We bought a lot of young players in during my time, we had Saido Berahino in the last squad. [Kane] certainly deserves a place in the squad as much as say Saido did.

“Is he worthy of a place like Wayne Rooney, [Danny] Welbeck and [Daniel] Sturridge? That’s something he’ll have to prove. But unless I give him a chance in the squad he’ll never get a chance to prove that anyway.

“If you can be a star at a top team like Tottenham at the age of 21 then you’re doing pretty well.”

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