Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has lavished praise on Harry Kane, warning people to underestimate the Tottenham man at their own peril.

All eyes were on Kane as he took to the field on Boxing Day for the first time since his penalty miss against France in the quarterfinal of the World Cup.

Harry Kane

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Predictably, the home fans tried to get into the Tottenham man’s head by singing ‘you let your country down’ at the Brentford Community Stadium but Spurs supporters rallied around the 29-year-old, singing his name throughout the game (Tom Barclay).

The taunt from the home fans did not have the desired effect as Kane got on the scoresheet with a perfectly-placed header on 65 minutes after Clement Lenglet picked him out with an accurate cross.

The England captain came close to snatching all three points for Spurs late in the game but saw his 84th-minute header come off the crossbar.

When asked about the abuse that the striker received, Antonio Conte insisted after the game that Kane is strong enough mentally to cope with the taunts that come his way from opposition fans (Football.London).

Hojbjerg, who netted Tottenham’s equaliser against Brentford, came out in support of his teammate after the game, describing the 29-year-old as a ‘machine’.

The Danish international told BBC Sport about Kane: “To underestimate his strength is a big mistake. He is a machine. He has the quality to be number one in the world. The biggest mistake you can do in football is to doubt Harry Kane.”

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Kane has overcome many adversities throughout his career right from his younger days and has never let criticism affect his self-belief. He possesses an incredible repertoire of mental strength and I am 100 per cent sure that he would have already moved on from that penalty miss.

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