English Premiership

Terry, Cahill out to stop Kane

2015-02-28 08:59
Harry Kane (Supplied)
Harry Kane (Supplied)

London - Chelsea's John Terry and Gary Cahill will be determined to keep Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane quiet in Sunday's League Cup final but have already seen enough of the young striker to back him for an England call-up.

The central defensive duo got a close view of 21-year-old Kane's qualities when he scored twice in Tottenham's surprise 5-3 Premier League win at White Hart Lane on New Year's Day.

Kane also scored two goals against Arsenal and grabbed a last-gasp equaliser versus another London side West Ham United last week to maintain his team's pursuit of a top-four finish and take his goal tally this season to 24 in all competitions.

Such is the local lad's form since breaking into the first team that he is now Tottenham's leading striker, ahead of Spain's Roberto Soldado and Togo's Emmanuel Adebayor.

"He is a very good player, his movement is fantastic and he is in great goalscoring form," Chelsea skipper Terry told reporters in the build-up to the Wembley final, a repeat of the 2008 clash which Tottenham won 2-1 after extra time.

"He has got to be able to do that year after year, and for England I hope he does," added former England defender Terry.

"It's great to see young players coming through and getting their opportunities and staying in the squad so if he keeps scoring there's no reason why he can't stay in.

"But there's still a long way to go."

Cahill said Kane has deservedly pushed his name into the frame for an England call-up when Roy Hodgson picks his squad for next month's Euro 2016 qualifier at home to Lithuania and friendly away to Italy.

"This season he has been terrific and obviously he's pushing for an England place now," said the England centre back.

"He's been very good and he's been consistent this season. I'm sure he's looking to do that consistently over the next few years. I thought in (the 5-3 league defeat) he played really well as did a lot of their players."


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