Nottingham Forest man claims Spurs star is ‘the best’ he has ‘come up against’

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Dean Henderson has revealed that Tottenham striker Harry Kane is the best finisher he has ever come up against.

Kane took his tally for the season to four goals with his brace at the City Ground on Sunday, with Spurs emerging 2-0 winners.

The striker opened the scoring with just five minutes on the clock as his scuffed shot from just outside the box found the bottom corner after some neat interplay with Dejan Kulusevski.

The 29-year-old then headed home from close range in the 81st minute after Richarlison delivered an inch-perfect cross with the outside of his right foot.

However, Kane could have had a hat-trick on Sunday, with the striker’s spot-kick being saved by Henderson in the 54th minute, which was the first penalty the Tottenham man has failed to convert in his last 22 attempts (Jonathan Veal).

Henderson expressed his delight at getting the better of his England teammate from 12 yards out.

The 25-year-old told BBC Sport: “I have said before Kane is probably the best finisher I have come up against. He slapped two past me but I was happy to get the penalty over him.”

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It was an uncharacteristically poor penalty from Kane as it was at a good height for the goalkeeper and not quite in the corner. However, it did seem like Henderson had jumped early and I felt the 25-year-old was quite lucky that the VAR did not intervene to ask the spot-kick to be retaken.

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