HARRY Kane is the man of the moment.

In just about every media outlet, the 21-year-old is being heralded as the next big thing of English football.

With 22 goals for Tottenham Hotspur already this season, 12 in the Premier League, Kane is rightly grabbing the headlines. Not surprisingly, the clamours for an England call-up are getting louder.

BBC pundit Danny Murphy has gone even further, suggesting Roy Hodgson should build his national team around the striker, who scored both goals in Spurs’ 2-1 victory over North London rivals Arsenal last weekend.

High praise indeed but somewhat excessive for a player yet to win a cap at first-team level.

The media, of which I am obviously part, are notoriously guilty of building up English talent far beyond reasonable levels of expectation.

We are constantly searching for the next superstar ‑ a tag that can only really be applied to Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen in the past 15 years.

Yet it doesn’t stop us trying.

The media salivated over Andros Townsend in the build-up to last summer’s World Cup before injury intervened. Never mind that he hadn’t scored a Premier League goal for Spurs. This term, he has just one to his name and the attention has shifted.

Similarly, Ross Barkley and Raheem Sterling were both lauded as the answer to England’s problems in Brazil, despite pundits falling over themselves to tell us the pressure was off Hodgson’s team. Look how that turned out.

It has continued this season with QPR’s Charlie Austin earning the plaudits on the back of scoring spree which has seen him bag 13 top-flight goals. But since only one of them has come in 2015, the spotlight has shifted again.

Now Kane is at the centre of its glare. Soon it will be someone else.

I am not doubting he has ability but, at the risk of sounding a party-pooper, we’ve been here before.

We demand so much of our leading players that living up to the billing becomes insatiable, no matter how good they are.

Kane certainly has potential but let’s not go overboard.