Harry Kane thinks that Emile Smith Rowe has a bright future ahead of him – as long as he keeps his head down and continues to work hard.
The 21-year-old Arsenal star forced himself into Gareth Southgate’s plans for the fixtures against Albania and San Marino after a number of players withdrew from the squad.
He came off the bench to collect his first cap on Friday as England beat Albania 5-0 at Wembley, before scoring his first international goal at senior level in the Three Lions’ 10-0 win over San Marino on Monday night.
The win secured England’s place at the World Cup in Qatar, and Kane is proud of how his England teammates got the job done.
“Yeah fantastic,” Kane told ITV Sport after the game. “Obviously it came to the last game, we were expecting to win tonight but we did a great job and as you’ve seen in the other groups it’s not easy to qualify.
“When we win games people write off the opposition, but yeah it’s a tough battle so to go through is a fantastic feeling.”
Kane then went on to discuss Smith Rowe, who has been a crucial part of Mikel Arteta’s revolution at Arsenal since breaking into the first team last season.
“He’s had a fantastic season so far, it’s great for him to play and get a goal today,” Kane added on Smith Rowe.
“He’s got all the qualities, the quality is there. He just needs to keep his head down, keep working, and I’m sure he’ll have a great future.”
Smith Rowe has made 11 Premier League appearances so far this season and has scored four goals and grabbed two assists – including goals in each of his last three outings.