Arsenal star Bukayo Saka described Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane as ‘inevitable’ and ‘exceptional’ when speaking to BBC Sport after England’s win over Senegal in the World Cup on Sunday night (22:18).

Club rivalries aside, it’s been a fantastic World Cup for both Saka and Kane so far. The pair have been impressive throughout as the Three Lions march on to the quarter-finals at this year’s tournament in Qatar.

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Saka may be relatively new to the England set-up, but the youngster has already doubled his goal tally for his country while in Qatar. The 21-year-old has scored three goals at the World Cup, and now has six goals in 22 caps for England (Transfermarkt).

For Kane meanwhile, the group stages saw the England captain provide three assists, but he had to wait for the last-16 tie with Senegal to get on the scoresheet.

That goal took Kane to 52 goals in 79 caps at international level (Transfermarkt) and it’s now surely a matter of time before he breaks Wayne Rooney’s record as England’s all-time leading goalscorer (Goal).

We as a nation expect Kane to score every time he sets foot on the pitch, and it seems his teammates feel the same way. Saka explained how he never had any doubts that Kane would get off the mark in Qatar.

He said: “Harry Kane is inevitable, you know, he was always going to score goals, I was never worried about that. He’s been exceptional for us. He is like the glue of the team the way he links up attacks.”

“I think he has a few assists already so it’s not like he isn’t doing anything for us. So I knew he would get his goal and he showed unbelievable composure, because it took him so long to strike the ball, but he managed to do what Harry Kane does and put the ball in the back of the net.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Harry Kane was really impressive in the group stages without even scoring, but he came alive against Senegal and you just feel he may grow into the tournament as it progresses. Hopefully, he can add to his tally against France and see us through to the next round.

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