The 21-year old right-back made his first start for the Three Lions in the 1-0 win over Sweden at Wembley Stadium and was adjudged Man of the Match which prompted high praise from Spurs mate Defoe.
"It's not easy, getting Man of the Match for England, let alone on your full debut!" he told the club's official website.
"There are so many other quality players out there. It's special for him. He's only 20 and to get into the full England squad and to be voted best player on the pitch, that's unbelievable really.
"It doesn't surprise me though, to be honest. He was fantastic on loan at QPR and Villa last season and he's done really well for us this season.
"He's such an athlete. He's strong, quick, aggressive, he can defend and is so good going forward.
"I think he could be the England right-back for years to come. He's s got everything to be a top player and to go on and play in plenty of tournaments for England."