Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish has waxed lyrical about Harry Kane, having described the Tottenham Hotspur forward as the best player he has ever played with.
Kane had come in for criticism from some within the media after failing to score in any of England’s three Group D fixtures against Croatia, Scotland or the Czech Republic.
The 27-year-old ended his goalscoring drought at Euro 2020 when it was Grealish, who had come on as a replacement managed to cross the ball onto the head of Kane to secure England a famous 2-0 victory against rivals Germany and set up a quarter final clash against Ukraine.
Grealish hailed the professionalism he has witnessed from the England captain and has backed him to break Wayne Rooney’s goalscoring record for the Three Lions and also the Premier League tally which is held by Alan Shearer.
The Villa skipper has praised Kane’s ability to be more than just a goalscorer, having proven for both club and country he is capable of dropping deep and turning creator.
“It is obviously good to get your first goal at a tournament, especially when all you lot would not shut up about it,” Grealish told Sky Sports.
“It is obviously good. To get his first one, he will be buzzing but no one in there would ever doubt H. He is the best player I have ever played with. He is unbelievable. He is an unbelievable professional on and off the pitch.
“When you see him around the place, this is why he is England captain. The thing that sticks out is that he is not just a goalscorer.
“There are players from the past who just scored goals, goals, goals. In my opinion he will break the Premier League one and the England one but he is not just a goalscorer. He is unbelievable.
“Like when he drops deep and finds passes and puts it through people’s legs.
“He is obviously unbelievable and I am buzzing for him that he has obviously got the first goal and hopefully for all of us there are many more to come.”
How things could have been different if Grealish had made the move to North London given his ability to unlock a defence, something we have been desperately lacking since Christian Eriksen left the club.
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