Beckham backs Kane for England call

Former England captain David Beckham believes Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane deserves a place in Roy Hodgson’s national team, according to ESPN.

Kane, who is eligible to play for the Republic of Ireland, has represented the Three Lions at Under-21 level but after what has proven to be a breakthrough season at White Hart Lane, there has been a clamour for Hodgson to include the home-grown forward in the senior side.

Beckham, speaking after Kane scored both Spurs goals in a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Arsenal on Saturday, believes Kane has earned a place in the England reckoning no matter his relative lack of experience.

“I think everyone is singing his praises, and rightly so,” said Beckham. “He’s 21, he’s working hard and has got a good head on his shoulders. It doesn’t matter what age you are because if you’re good enough then you should play for England.

“When someone’s performing like he’s been performing, then he’s always going to get noticed by an England manager and pundits,” the former Manchester United, Real Madrid, LA Galaxy, Paris Saint-Germain and Milan midfielder added. “Being English and seeing someone like Harry and the way he’s playing and the way he’s played this season, he’s having a stunning year.”

Kane has scored 22 goals in all competitions for Tottenham so far this season, having made 34 appearances under Mauricio Pochettino, including a hat-trick against Asteras Tripolis in an October Europa League game. Kane’s goals against the Gunners came after Mesut Ozil had put Arsene Wenger’s side in front in the first-half.

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