Harry Redknapp seemingly takes jibe at Lukaku while praising Harry Kane

Harry Redknapp
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Harry Redknapp has seemingly taken a jibe at Romelu Lukaku while praising Harry Kane’s impressive display in Tottenham’s 3-2 win over Manchester City.

Kane produced one of the best performances of the season against the side he wanted to join last summer (Sun).

Not only did the England captain score two goals and have another one disallowed but he also showcased his impressive hold-up play and passing range.

According to reports, the Man City players held a post-match inquest in the dressing room about their failure to pick up Kane when he dropped deep (The Telegraph).

Redknapp has insisted that critics were getting carried away with the Tottenham man’s lacklustre start to the season and seemingly compared his performance at the Etihad to that of Lukaku after the Chelsea striker had just seven touches of the ball against Crystal Palace (Sky Sports).

The former Tottenham manager insisted that he would not swap Kane for any other centre-forward in world football.

The 74-year-old told talkSPORT Breakfast: “Well, I think people get carried away, early in the season [people were saying] ‘Harry Kane oh he’s this, he’s lost it, he’s not the [same]’.

“He’s been playing in a team and did start to come a little bit deep at times but that’s because he wants to be involved in the game. He’s not going to stand up at the pitch and have seven touches of the ball, is he?

“He’s going to get back and he wants to be involved in everything, and that’s how he plays. He wants to win, he wants to play, he wants to be part of what’s going on.

“Saturday he was further up the park and he still made some great passes, the pass for the first goal was incredible. But he’s just a top player, top professional, for me he’s the best centre-forward of his type and I wouldn’t swap him for anybody.”

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People have always been desperate to write Kane off every single time he has a minor setback, whether in terms of injury or form.

So, I was not surprised to see some people suggesting that the 28-year-old was not the same player anymore when he struggled under Nuno.

However, as he has made a habit of doing throughout his career, Kane is making his doubters eat their words once again.

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