Tottenham ace Harry Kane is set to play for the England Under 21’s side in the summer instead of being involved in the senior set up for their two planned internationals, reports the Daily Star.
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The 21-year-old has been in great form this season, scoring 30 goals so far, including one on his senior national debut on Friday against Lithuania. This is especially impressive as the forward had not even been in the Spurs starting XI at the start of the campaign.
However, despite this stellar start to his England career, the Star believes that manager Roy Hodgson and Under 21’s boss Gareth SOuthgate have agreed that the youngster would be better off getting experience of tournament football at the Euro finals in the Czech Republic.
Southgate said: “Roy Hodgson and I know that the seniors are in a good group position and he feels that the experience of going to the Czech Republic in the summer will be more beneficial to Harry than the two games he has got.
“That is absolutely the case regardless of his displays between now and then. We are not short of good players in the seniors but understandably for Harry to be there this time, against Lithuania, was merited.”
He added: “We still feel we can give the players the best possible preparation to go into the seniors and achieve success if they have got the experience of the European Under-21 Championships behind them in the summer. That is still the case with Harry.”