England manager Roy Hodgson has confirmed that Tottenham striker Harry Kane will be given a chance to prove himself in the international arena, when the Three Lions take on Lithuania and Italy in March.
The Spurs forward has been in blistering form this season, and has already notched up 23 goals in all competitions, making him the top marksman in England.
These performances have attracted the attention of the England manager and he feels that the striker is ready to make his international debut in the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifier against Lithuania and the friendly against four-time World Cup winners Italy.
But the manager has indicated that Kane will have to prove himself at the international level to be considered a regular squad member like Wayne Rooney or Danny Welbeck. Even Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger recently urged the Three Lions boss to call up the striker.
"Yes, he's ready for England, in the sense that you have to qualify that by what you mean 'international'. Is he worth a place in the squad now? Of course he is," Hodgson said, as quoted by the Mirror.
"If the question's 'Is he worthy of a place like Wayne Rooney, Welbeck and Sturridge, whoever', well, that's something he'll have to prove. But unless I give him a chance in the squad he'll never get a chance to prove that."
The former Liverpool boss has been impressed with the Tottenham striker's all-round skills as a centre forward, and believes he has got what it takes to be a regular England international.
"I think he's got the qualities that you're looking for in a centre forward, in the sense that he goes both ways, he can be a target player and receive balls that are played up to him."
"He's not one who just stays on the shoulder and make runs, he's quite prepared to take part in the build-up play, run the channels, receive the longer balls, fight with the centre halves but is also prepared to make those runs into the box," the Three Lions manager explained.
With Rooney moving into midfield and with regular strikers Welbeck and Sturridge yet to hit top form following their return from injury, England could see an all new striker lineup for next month's international fixtures. Apart from Kane, Hodgson has also been impressed by Danny Ings, who has been impressive for Burnley this season.
The Turf Moor outfit's top goal scorer has not only impressed the England manager but has also attracted interest from some of the clubs in the Premier League.
"Danny Ings has impressed me as well when we had that get together, when I was watching the Under-21s and he impressed me. I think we need to keep an eye on him," Hodgson added.