Reports are out claiming that Arsenal attacker Theo Walcott is convinced by the quality of Tottenham striker Harry Kane.
Kane scored just 79 seconds into his England debut in Friday’s 4-0 win over Lithuania at Wembley and is pushing to start against the Italians.
And Walcott has seen enough in training to believe the 21-year-old has all the tools he needs to go right to the top.
He said: “It’s fantastic. He’s worked hard. He’s still very young. I’ve seen him in training, I’ve seen it first hand.
“Some of the stuff he can do with the ball is fantastic. He sees the goal. To score with his first touch is fantastic.”