Alessandro Del Piero has spoken in glowing terms of Harry Kane, pointing out that the Tottenham star is extremely unselfish in the way he works for the team. 

Kane is yet to get on the scoresheet in the World Cup so far but the Tottenham man did register two assists in England’s 6-2 demolition of Iran.

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The Three Lions captain has come under plenty of criticism following the 0-0 draw with the USA on Thursday, with Danny Murphy calling for the Spurs star to be left out of the starting eleven if England are not going to play to his strengths (Daily Mail).

Tony Adams even went a step further and suggested that he would ‘have a cigar on’ if he was defending against Kane as the 29-year-old does not occupy the centre-backs or look to run in behind (The Sun).

However, Del Piero believes that the Tottenham man has the qualities to contribute outside the penalty box, describing him as ‘more than a striker’.

The Juve legend told talkSPORT: “Harry is the kind of guy who works a lot for the team, especially the national team. 

“I remember in the final of the Euros, he was taking the ball from the defender and you scored the first goal. So he’s a little bit more than a striker. 

“He can play in different positions and helps the team a lot. He’s an incredible player. I like him very much.”

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This constant criticism from the English press and pundits about Kane’s tendency to drop deep is tiring. The 29-year-old is arguably England’s best passer of the ball and it is in the team’s best interest to get him into the game more often.

The likes of Del Piero certainly recognise Kane’s value and I cannot help but feel that the Tottenham man would be a lot more celebrated by his nation for his technical qualities if he was Spanish or Italian.

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