Chadli backs Tottenham teammate Kane for England call

Nacer Chadli believes Tottenham Hotspur teammate Harry Kane should be called-up by England after his recent run of goals, ESPN has reported.

Kane scored a late winning goal on Sunday against Aston Villa, netting from a long-range free-kick, for his seventh goal in as many games and eight in the season as a whole. It was Kane’s first Premier League goal of the campaign and Chadli can see no reason why England manager Roy Hodgson would overlook the 21-year-old for games against Slovenia and Scotland.

“Why not? It is up to him and the manager of the national team. He has a lot of quality and he can have some impact in the game,” Chadli said. “He practises a lot of free kicks like that in training. He has a great shot and he still practises it. That is good, he is a young talented player. I am very happy for him and pleased for him that he made an impact.”

Chadli was Spurs’ other goal scorer at Villa Park, cancelling out Andreas Weimann’s opener after Christian Benteke had been sent off for an altercation with Ryan Mason. Belgium international Chadli added that he wasn’t familiar with Kane when he moved to Tottenham a year ago but has been impressed with the home-grown forward.

“When I came to Tottenham I had not heard of him,” Chadli confirmed. “But I am used to training with him and I can see that he is a very talented man and I can see that he has a great future.”

Kane, who has had loan spells at Leyton Orient, Millwall, Norwich and Leicester City, has 13 goals for Tottenham in 38 games, with most of his appearances coming as a substitute.

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