‘Very beneficial’ – Interesting note for Spurs fans and Harry Kane following U21 call-up

first_img Harry Kane will represent England at the U21 European Championship England goalkeeper Joe Hart says he “absolutely loved” his experience with the England U21s and talked up the benefits of playing tournament football.Gareth Southgate this week named his squad for the 2015 European Championship, with Tottenham’s young striker Harry Kane among the party.However, Spurs are believed to have reservations about the 21-year-old travelling with England following a long season, but Hart said only good things can come from playing for the Young Lions.“There’s loads of benefits in playing tournament football,” he told talkSPORT.“It’s a high level of football playing against players who may not be well known now, but in years to come will be the main stars in world football.“It’s a good tournament to be involved in and if you’re not quite in the England squad then this is the step to [being a member of the first team].”Hart played 21 times for the U21s and was a member of the England squad that reached the final of the 2009 U21 European Championship.England lost 4-0 to a Germany side containing Manuel Neuer, Mesut Ozil and Mats Hummels, though Hart was suspended for the final.“I absolutely loved [playing for the U21s] and loved every game and tournament I was involved in.” he said.“We had a really good relationship as a team and I really enjoyed working under Stuart Pearce.”“I’ll be looking forward to seeing how they do this summer.”Asked if there are any negatives to playing for the U21s off the back of a busy Premier League season, Hart, now with 50 senior caps to his name, explained that it never had any detrimental effects on his football career.“I can only go by personal experience, but that’s me and I can’t talk for other people.“It never effected what I was doing and it was something I very much looked forward to.”Joe Hart relies on the UK’s no.1 shampoo Head & Shoulders to feel prepared and confident for the game ahead. Visit headandshoulders.co.uk 1last_img read more