Man City manager, Pep Guardiola, has claimed that Harry Kane is one of the best strikers he has ever seen in his life, despite being happy with Erling Haaland. 

Ahead of Tottenham’s clash against the Citizens this weekend in the Premier League, Guardiola was keen to point out that trophies do not define what a good player Kane is.

Harry Kane

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In fact, if not for the incredible returns Haaland has clocked up this season, Kane would be earning all kinds of plaudits for his Premier League goal tally. Haaland has 25 goals in just 19 matches, while Kane is on 16 in 21 (BBC).

Antonio Conte will need his number 10 to be at his goalscoring and creative best on Sunday as they welcome City to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. However, it appears Pep is full of respect for the England captain.

This comes after Pep previously admitted he made four attempts to sign Kane for Man City during the 2021 summer transfer window (Athletic).

Pep said today (Standard): “I’m extremely happy with Erling and, of course, Tottenham are happy with Kane. What an exceptional player.

“The numbers [Kane] has done, more than just the goals but the quality. They haven’t won a title so he’s not a good player? He has proved the statistics isn’t in the titles.

“He remains one of the best strikers I have seen in my life. Are managers bad if they don’t win titles?”

Spurs Web Opinion:

Haaland may take his game to new levels over the next 10 years, but I still think Kane is the better overall player. Yes, Haaland will get you more goals and is perhaps a better out-and-out goalscorer in terms of finishing things off. But Kane gives you so much more to the game.

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