Harry Kane to start in Italy friendly

March 31, 2015
By: Nemanja Lazarevic

Harry Kane EnglandTottenham star Harry Kane is set to be handed his full debut as England face Italy in an international friendly at Juventus Arena.

The in-form striker proved his worth by scoring mere 79 seconds into his England debut, helping the Three Lions keep a perfect record intact with a 4-0 triumph over Lithuania.

And Roy Hodgson has now suggested Kane is set to start against Italy, where the Three Lions are 3.20 (11/5) to extend the impressive run.

“Harry deserves his chance,” said England coach Roy Hodgson. “This is a chance for some of the squad players to show they are good enough.”

The visitors will be without Raheem Sterling, James Milner, Leighton Baines and Danny Welbeck, as they have returned to their respective clubs.

Meanwhile, the Azzurri will want to make amends for the disappointing performance in the 2-2 draw with Bulgaria, where Eder also scored on his debut.

Italy boss Antonio Conte has already revealed his starting line-up for the England clash, with Eder and Pelle set to form the attacking partnership.

“Buffon will defend the goal, and the central defenders will be Ranocchia, Chiellini and Bonucci, with Florenzi and Darmian on the flanks,” he said in yesterday’s press conference.

“The three midfielders will be Parolo, Valdifiori, and Soriano. Our strikers are going to be Eder and Pelle.”

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