Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has been drawing plaudits from all over the place following his match-winning display against Arsenal on Saturday and now and England legend has decided to have his say.
David Beckham was especially excited about the progress the young striker has made under Mauricio Pochettino this season and believes the time is right for England manager Roy Hodgson to hand him his first senior call-up.
Kane scored twice at White Hart Lane as Spurs came from behind to defeat their local rivals 2-1 and go one point ahead of them in the Premier League, sparking scenes of joyous celebration among home fans.
Mesut Özil had opened the scoring for the visitors after only ten minutes and Arsenal looked as though they would be able to hold on. That is until a deflected cross fell to Kane on 56 minutes allowed him to level things, before looping a delightful header into the corner with less than five minuted remaining.
They were his 21st and 22nd goals of the season so far and Beckham believes there should be no surprise in a call-up to the national team for their games with Lithuania and Italy next month.
“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," Beckham is quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror.
"It doesn't matter what age you are – if you're good enough then you should play" - Beckham
“When someone's performing like he's been performing, then he's always going to get noticed by an England manager and pundits. I think everyone is singing his praises, and rightly so.
"He's 21 years old, he's working hard and has got a good head on his shoulders, so we will see. It doesn't matter what age you are – if you're good enough then you should play.”
Another Test of Kane's Mettle Awaits
Kane success has been a saviour for Tottenham this season and their bid for Champions League qualification, as neither of their other striking options have been able to get close to the rate of scoring he is currently producing.
They now face a tough test to build on this success against Arsenal, as a trip to Liverpool awaits them on Tuesday evening - another club who are beginning to find their feet in the top four race.
Meanwhile, Arsene Wenger's men welcome Premier League bottom side Leicester City to Emirates Stadium as they look to bounce back from what was a bitterly disappointing north London derby result and performance.