Ex-England manager calls Harry Kane ‘one of the greatest forwards of all time’

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Harry Kane
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Former England manager Fabio Capello claims Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is one of the best strikers of all time.

Capello was in charge of the English national team from December 2007 through to February 2012, overseeing 42 matches (Transfermarkt).

He achieved 28 victories in that time, with a 67% win percentage, making him the most successful England boss of all time based on that particular statistic.

Harry Kane only made his debut for England in 2015, and as such, he never had the pleasure of playing under Fabio Capello for the national side. He now has 50 goals in 73 appearances for England (Transfermarkt).

Kane is closing in on the England goalscoring record, with Wayne Rooney just ahead on 53 goals (SportingNews). He is also chasing the all-time goalscoring record for his club, Tottenham Hotspur too (MyFootballFacts).

The Spurs striker is already off to a blistering start this season too, with six goals in his first nine games of this campaign (Transfermarkt). All in all, Harry Kane is quite simply a very good footballer.

We all know this, and now former England boss Capello has spoken of his admiration for Kane in an interview with Sky Sports.

Capello was asked if Kane is one of the greatest forwards in footballing history, and the Italian replied: “I think so. He is lucky enough to be coached by [Antonio] Conte, who has helped him improve.”

“Kane doesn’t just wait for the ball. Now he drops off and is involved in the build-up. He is a player who scores goals and gets assists. Look at the greats, such as the Brazilian Ronaldo. He didn’t get many assists, he just scored goals.

“Kane is a player who gets involved in the build-up and he’s often the player getting an assist and setting up his teammates. I think he is England’s most important player.”

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Some people bemoan the fact that Harry Kane drops deep, but I think it’s actually a signal of just how good he is as an all-round player. As Capello says, Kane isn’t the kind of striker that will just sit in the box and wait for the scraps, he’s an influence all over the pitch and still manages to score an obscene amount of goals.

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