‘Sensational’ Kane will not be a one-season wonder, insists Carrick

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The Manchester United midfielder has been impressed with the striker's impact this term but believes there's more to come from the Tottenham man

Michael Carrick believes Harry Kane has been “sensational” for Tottenham and insists the striker will not be a one-season wonder.

The 21-year-old has earned his first senior England call-up having scored 29 goals in all competitions this term and could be handed his debut in Friday’s Euro 2016 qualifier with Lithuania at Wembley.

Carrick has been impressed with Kane’s progression at White Hart Lane and has backed the forward to continue being among the Premier League’s top scorers for years to come.

“I think he’s been sensational. If you look at the start of the season to the level he’s at now, he’s jumped a couple of levels at least,” said the Manchester United midfielder.

“What’s impressed me most is that as the spotlight has grown on him and he’s given more praise, and as defenders are becoming more aware of him, he’s taken his game on and kept producing.

“He had a big call-up to the England squad and then scored a hat-trick at the weekend. It’s almost like he thrives on that little bit of pressure and expectation to do what he’s done. And it looks like there’s more to come from him.

“We’ve only had the one training session but he’s got a real presence and, having played against him a couple of times, I’ve been hugely impressed with him.

“Sometimes players have a good spell and then drop away, but I don’t see that with him.

“You can see the progression and see him really fulfilling that over a period of time.”

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