Gary Lineker has incredibly compared Harry Kane to Cristiano Ronaldo… and Marcus Rashford to Paul Gascoigne.
The former striker was praising England’s current squad as he looks to the 2018 World Cup full of confidence.
Lineker reckons Manchester United man Rashford’s confidence has only been matched in recent years by a certain Mr Gascoigne… who turned 50 on Saturday.
Meanwhile, he claimed Tottenham star Kane’s ability to shoot on sight – and score, having netted 35 times in the 2016-17 season – is very Ronaldo-esque.
Lineker told The Times: “We’ve got players who won’t bottle it.
“I look at Rashford, 19, he’s taking free kicks ahead of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba and I’m thinking that’s the kind of stuff Gazza would have done.
“It’s a bit early for us to go and win the World Cup, but look at some of the talent coming through like Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Dele Alli and Raheem Sterling and all of a sudden we’ve got central defenders like Michael Keane and John Stones.
“They’ve got a way to go to develop, but there’s something there. Kane just doesn’t care, he shoots from everywhere, he’s like Cristiano Ronaldo.
“I’m not comparing him with Ronaldo, that’s not fair, but Kane has that bravura, an almost arrogance that the best will have.
“We’ve been through a terrible spell when we’ve just not produced any world class players.
“Wayne Rooney was the only one of his generation really and he just overlapped the golden generation.
“Now we’re starting to produce really, really good young players.
“I’m optimistic we’ll be competitive and not be embarrassed as in recent tournaments.”
Kane and Rashford have both been named in Gareth Southgate’s most recent England squad for games against Scotland and France.