Gary Neville reveals mentality trait he has only ever seen in Kane and Shearer

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Gary Neville has claimed that Harry Kane is the only player he has ever seen with the same strong mentality as Alan Shearer.

Kane got off the mark for the season in the London derby on Sunday as his stoppage-time header helped Tottenham salvage a point. The 29-year-old rose the highest to glance Ivan Perisic’s corner kick into the far corner past Edouard Mendy in the 96th minute.

Kane said after the game that it was a special feeling to get the equaliser so late on but he admitted that Tottenham’s performance on the day was not up to the mark (Spurs Play).

The striker had missed a gilt-edged chance to level the score at 1-1 earlier in the second half when he pulled his shot wide off the post after being played through on goal.

Neville noted how, despite missing a straightforward chance, the striker did not lose confidence or focus and buried the next opportunity that came his way.

The pundit said on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football (15/08/22): “Harry Kane, there was a big moment in that game, I was watching, where he misses that chance, but he still has that ability to come back and score the equaliser.

“He’s still there, he still believes in himself – Alan Shearer was like that, the only player I really ever played with who could do it over a long period of time, as an English centre-forward, who had that stone-cold ice mentality was Shearer. Kane is the only thing I’ve seen that’s anything like that.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Great goal scorers have that unshakable self-confidence, which is why they are able to consistently hit big numbers every season. There is no doubt that Kane has that. 

Even though the striker had not had a good game until the point where Perisic swung in that cross, he was always the one you hoped a late chance will fall to, and he buried it ruthlessly.

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