Harry Kane names two toughest defenders he has played against in his career

Harry Kane
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Tottenham Hotspur attacker Harry Kane has named Chelsea legend John Terry and Juventus great Giorgio Chiellini as the two toughest central defenders he has faced in his career. 

Kane took part in a Q&A session on social media this week to celebrate 10 years since his Spurs debut, and asked the fans to chip in with some questions.

The England captain was quizzed about the centre-backs who have given him the toughest time during his playing career, and Kane admitted there were a few players whom he found it difficult to play against.

The 29-year-old expressed that Terry gave him a tough time very early on in his career. However, Kane also thanked the ex-Blues centre-half for the challenge posed by him, as that setback paved the way for him to develop his game in the following years.

Kane also mentioned Chiellini as another player who knew how to use his body against a striker and read his movements, just like Terry.

Speaking in a video he posted on Instagram Stories (18/08/22) as relayed by The Daily Mail, Kane said: “There are a few who have been the toughest I have faced in my career.

“Early on facing John Terry, [he was] just a really smart defender, knew where to put his body, knew how to stop my runs, so that was a great learning curve.

“And then Chiellini. I obviously played against him against Italy and against Juventus. Again, really smart, strong, and physical.”

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It seems that Terry and Chiellini played a major part in shaping Kane’s career, considering how he has developed his overall gameplay to pose a concern to the current crop of centre-backs.

After all, Kane’s ability to create while also being a threat in the box with his movements and presence often confuses defenders due to the unpredictability. Perhaps those two may have forced him to find new ways to deal with obstacles in the future.

Now with all these skills in his arsenal, the Englishman has more ways to influence the match, even if a defender makes it difficult to impose his usual style.

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