When Steven Caulker took to the field at Wembley last night, he became the third youngest Spurs player ever to pull on a full England jersey. By half time, our centre half had created a club record in his own right by becoming the youngest Tottenham player ever to score for the national side.
Yesterday, we asked whether Steven should be an automatic choice in the Spurs’ line up and shortly after, the player received a glowing endorsement from former club captain Ledley King.
“Steven’s been fantastic, he’s slipped into the team seamlessly and is so composed for one so young,” Ledley said on the club’s official website.
“Quite rightly, his form has been recognised and it’s brilliant for him that he’s been called into the England squad.”
Some pundits have questioned Caulker for the first Sweden goal but any issues were redeemed when he struck from close range in the 38th minute and the late capitulation to Zlatan Ibrahimovic only came about after he left the pitch.
Cynics will say that England caps are easier to win these days but Caulker fully deserves his and he may just be set for a long international career.