Manager admits he would not swap his current player for Harry Kane

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Tottenham Hotspur’s indifferent start to the new season continued yesterday after their long wait for a win away from home continued.

A 2-1 defeat at the hands of Leicester City means that Tottenham are without a win in their last nine away games in the Premier League (W0 D2 L7), they last had a longer winless away run between April and December 2006 (10).

The Foxes came from behind as Tottenham once again were unable to hold onto their lead.

Harry Kane’s brilliant improvised finish which put Mauricio Pochettino’s side ahead in the first half in front of the watching England boss Gareth Southgate.

At the other end of the field despite not finding the back of the net, Jamie Vardy was industrious with his pace always looking to cause the Spurs defenders problems.

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has claimed that he would not swap Kane for Vardy, after admitting that he is a huge admirer of the 32-year-old’s all-round game.

Rodgers told Sky Sports: “Harry is a top, top player but I wouldn’t swap Jamie. I have worked closely with Jamie for some time now and there’s not many in world football you would swap him for.

“He’s just got this incredible knack in terms of pressing the game and reading the game, and tactically he is so good.

“He has that hunger and that appetite, desire and speed to get in behind and stretch the game and score. I like that kind of striker.”

Opinion

Rodgers is always going to sing the praises of his own players, however how he can say that he would not swap Vardy for Kane is somewhat baffling.

At 32, Vardy’s best years are behind him while Kane is still yet to hit his peak.

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