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Harry Kane may play at the Under-21 Euros, says Spurs boss Pochettino

By Jim Van Wijk

Published 03/04/2015

Spurred on: Mauricio Pochettino is pleased for Harry Kan
Spurred on: Mauricio Pochettino is pleased for Harry Kan

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino believes Harry Kane's performances with England have shown he is very much the real deal - and suggested the club would help the 30-goal striker play at the European Under-21 Championships in the summer if selected.

The 21-year-old Spurs frontman scored 79 seconds into his senior England debut against Lithuania at Wembley last Friday night, and then made his first start in the 1-1 friendly draw in Italy on Tuesday night.

England manager Roy Hodgson wants Kane to continue his international development with the Under-21s this summer, after helping Gareth Southgate's team qualify unbeaten for the June tournament in Portugal.

Spurs, meanwhile, are set for an end-of-season trip to Sydney for a match at the ANZ Stadium on May 30, which Kane would also be expected to be part of.

Pochettino, though, believes with the right discussions a positive solution for all parties can be found.

"It is a very good thing for him. I think that it is true that all which has happened was very quick, but in football the good times and the bad things can happen quickly, but it is real and he deserves the present and I am pleased for him," said Pochettino.

"There are a lot of questions. I think that we have ahead eight very important (Barclays Premier League) games and we have time to speak about a lot of things that happen in the future. But why not?

"But I think we have time to speak in the future about Sydney or the European (Under-21) competition."

Pochettino continued: "There are a lot of things to discus with the FA, with Gareth Southgate, with us, but always we try to find the best for the player, and for the national team and what is logical for Tottenham."

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