“Gareth Southgate paid Harry Kane some tribute when he called him England’s best forward for two decades — but he was spot-on” according to Arsenal legend Ian Wright.
The former England striker, writing in his column with The Sun, said “I’d like to think I know a thing or two about striking and I genuinely believe he is going to rewrite the record books for our national team’
Wright believes by the time Harry retires, he will have surpassed Wayne Rooney’s 53 goal Three Lions record.He reckons Kane, at the moment, is right up there with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Wright says he does think Kane is not quite as good as the Argentinian or Portuguese yet, but like you always fancy those two stick away chances that come their way, he thinks it is the same with Kane.
The former Crystal Palace star says he isn’t “hyping him up just to knock him down”, that Harry is so good no one will actually be able to knock him down.
Wright talks about meeting Harry’s dad Pat recently. On meeting Kane senior Wright explains ”He said Harry watched all the great strikers as a kid, studying their movement, getting into the right position and getting a shot on target” Wright says that some may call it selfish but he calls it being driven and deadly and that his stats back him up.
He goes on to recall that if Alan Shearer or Gary Lineker had a clear chance, it was only ending in one place and that Kane is the same.
The BBC pundit challenges those wanting to find fault by questioning who he has scored against in the Champions League. He says they never do that with Ronaldo and Messi, so why do it with Kane.
Another thing that impresses Wright is Kane’s attitude, commitment and work ethic, that our in-form striker reminds him of former England and Chelsea star Frank Lampard, who Wright reckons was as good as he’s seen in that respect.
He goes on to say that Kane doesn’t court controversy,that you never read anything about him other than football-related things.He reckons Kane the perfect role model for everyone, from team-mates to youngsters.
Wright enthuses about the way it is not about money with Harry, that “it is about success, about winning and about leaving a legacy”. He thinks it is brilliant for us to hear him say he would love to spend his whole career at Spurs, but he remains cautious to that happening saying at some stage Daniel Levy and Co. are going to have to prove their ambition is as high as Kane’s probably is.
He believes that Kane is everything you want in a leader, perfect for the England captaincy, that his drive and the example he sets are both unbelievable. He enthusiastically ends his column saying that Harry is the “Real Deal”
So nice words from a Highbury legend, certainly makes up for a lot of other certain pundits. It will certainly hurt a lot of gooners the way their goal hero is waxing lyrical about ours.
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