Lewandowski snubs Kane as he picks world’s top five strikers

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Dom Le Roy

Harry Kane has arguably been the most consistent striker in the Premier League since becoming a regular in the Spurs team six years ago.

In that time, the striker has won two Premier League golden boots and a World Cup golden boot.

He has also been named England captain and has an impreesive record in international football as well as the Champions League against some of the best defences in European and world football.

His name will arguably appear at the top of most people’s list of the best number nines in world football.

However, Bayern forward Robert Lewandowski, who has himself been prolific in front of goal for more than a decade, has left out the Spurs striker from his list of the top five number nines in world football.

When asked by Goal.com to pick his five favourite strikers, the Poland international said: “A difficult question. If we talk about [the number] nine, I would say: Karim Benzema, Timo Werner, Luis Suarez, Sergio Aguero and Kylian Mbappe.”

The 31-year-old also had words of praise for Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, who has been linked with Spurs in the past (TuttoMercatoWeb).

Lewandowski added: “He (Haaland) has huge potential, but still has time. I don’t want to put any pressure on him with my statements.

“If he works hard, he can become a better player and eventually reach the top level.

“Therefore it might be good for him if he would stay in the Bundesliga longer before taking the next step.”

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They say it is a game of opinions and if anybody is entitled to an opinion on this question, it is Lewandowski as he has been the most clinical finisher in world football for the best part of a decade.

However, it is clear to me that Kane is the most well-rounded striker in world football as none of the other players in the list that Lewandowski named are as good as the Spurs forward in holding the ball up and in picking out the runs of his fellow attackers.

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