Tottenham's Harry Kane earns first senior England call-up
Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has earned a first senior England call-up to the squad to face Lithuania and Italy at the end of the month.
New Delhi: Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has earned a first senior England call-up to the squad to face Lithuania and Italy at the end of the month.
England play against Lithuania at Wembley on 27 March in their Group E Euro 2016 qualifiers. Three days later they take on European giants Italy in an international friendly to be held in Turin on 31 March.
The 21-year-old Kane, who has been in outstdanding form this season has scored 26 goals in 42 games for Spurs. The youngster bagged two back to back Premier League player of the month awards in for January and February.
Kane's ominous form for his club saw him become a pivotal figure for manager Mauricio Pochettino. Kane's supreme efforts saw Spurs hand him a new five-year-contract, and the meteoric rise of the forward could turn out to be key for England manager Roy Hodgson as well.
Kane is part of a 24-man squad named by Hodgson on Thursday.
The entire nation was excited for Harry Kane's inclusion and the time has finally come.
There has also been an inclusion for Southampton defender Nathan Clyne. The youngster who is in the radar of Manchester United, will provide competition Kyle Walker.
Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph is also back after missing November's games against Slovenia and Scotland with injury.
Only two goalkeepers are named in the squad with Joe Hart and Fraser Forster getting the nod. West Brom's Ben Foster was ruled out for a month with a knee injury.
Goalkeepers: Fraser Forster (Southampton), Joe Hart (Manchester City)
Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Nathaniel Clyne (Southampton), Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur)
Midfielders: Ross Barkley (Everton), Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Fabian Delph (Aston Villa), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), James Milner (Manchester City), Raheem Sterling (Liverpool), Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur), Theo Walcott (Arsenal)
Forwards: Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal)