Tottenham striker Harry Kane will make his full England debut against Italy in Turin on Tuesday night, Roy Hodgson has announced.
The 21-year-old, who has scored 29 goals in all competitions for Spurs this season, came off the bench in England’s 4-0 Euro 2016 qualifying victory over Lithuania on Friday. He scored his first goal for the Three Lions after just 79 seconds and will now start against the Azzurri.
England boss Hodgson told a press conference: “Harry Kane will make his full debut, playing from the start and Wayne Rooney will captain the team.”
Kane replaced Rooney in the second half of England’s win over Lithuania, scoring with a header from Raheem Sterling’s cross, and Hodgson is relishing the prospect of the strikers working together at the Juventus Stadium.
“I think it’s nice to see the two of them on the field together,” Hodgson added. “They’ve played a lot in training and the other night they could have but they didn’t because Harry took Wayne’s place.
“So I am pleased to see them playing together in this game and Harry certainly deserves his chance.”