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Kane form catches Hodgson’s eye

January 07, 2015 08:24:49 UK

England head coach Roy Hodgson has heaped praise on Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane, saying the youngster has ‘come on in leaps and bounds’.

England Under-21s frontman Kane has scored 16 times in 26 appearances in all competitions so far this season, become a key figure for Spurs and propelling himself into the list of possibles for a senior England call-up.

It’s tremendous to see people like him doing so well.

Roy Hodgson

And Hodgson is delighted to see a homegrown talent coming through so well at a major Premier League club, as he told reporters: “Harry is one of those players – Andros Townsend being another one – who didn’t exactly burst on to the scene in his club side and get straight in.

“They got loaned out first and sent out to different places to learn their trade if you like, or at least pick up some important aspects of their trade.

“We have watched him for a while and I worked with him briefly in the Under-21s when I filled in for one game. Harry has come on in leaps and bounds and I’m not surprised because I know (former coaches) Tim Sherwood and Les Ferdinand very well.

“They have worked with him at Tottenham and they always believed in him as a goalscorer. It’s tremendous to see people like him doing so well.”

England have opened their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign with four wins out of four and can be backed at 12.00 to win the tournament in France next year, with Germany 4.00 and the Netherlands 15.00.

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