David Beckham says Harry Kane has England pedigree

Monday 09 Feb 2015
David Beckham and Harry Kane went to the same Chingford school

David Beckham thinks he might one day share more than just a home town with Tottenham hotshot Harry Kane.

The former England captain and Kane were both born and raised in north-east London, attended Chingford Foundation School and spent some of their formative football years at Spurs.

And Beckham believes the 21-year-old may soon follow in his footsteps by becoming a senior England international.

David Beckham goal v Greece

David Beckham celebrates his famous goal against Greece in 2001

"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 said at the launch of a UNICEF fund for children in danger across the world in London on Monday. 

Beckham made his England debut, against Moldova in September 1996, four months after his 21st birthday, and went on to win 115 caps.

Harry Kane celebrates his winner against Arsenal

Harry Kane scored two goals against Arsenal on Saturday

And the 39-year-old sees no reason why Kane, who has scored 22 goals for Spurs this season, cannot wear the Three Lions before he turns 22 in July.

"It doesn’t matter what age you are – if you’re good enough then you should play," he said.

"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."

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By James Callow Content manager