Former Tottenham winger Darren Anderton has told Sky Sports that he believes Harry Kane, based on current form, must start for England ahead of Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge.
Kane, just 21, has been in supreme form recently and is the Premier League's top scorer in 2015 with eight goals.
Kane on fire
The Englishman cannot be accused of only delivering against smaller sides too as 11 goals in his last ten league appearance include a double each against Arsenal and Chelsea.
Last night, Kane found the net again against Liverpool at Anfield as Spurs came up just short losing 3-2 to the Reds.
Anderton said: “I think at the moment on current form you would have to go with Kane, who has been outstanding.
“I love Sturridge as a player, but I have been there and know what it is like coming back from an injury, and he will be worried about breaking down at the moment. For me, it has to be Kane.”
Although Anderton may be adopting some Spurs bias, Sturridge has only just returned from a five-month absence with thigh and calf injuries and last night was his first start since August.
Message to England
If Kane is at least not included in the England squad it would send an awful message to young English talent; that selection is based on names and not form.
I would go as far to say that Harry Kane deserves to start for England as a reward for his form as Danny Welbeck and Daniel Sturridge have struggled for game time due to injuries.
Wayne Rooney, being deployed in a midfield role, has been in uninspiring form for a very average Manchester United side this season so it is hard to argue with Anderton's assertion.
Roy Hodgson has a big decision to make which will carry huge implications moving forward.