Premier League striker singles out Spurs star for special praise

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Dom Le Roy

If there is anybody who knows a thing or two about what makes a good striker, it is Brighton forward Glenn Murray. The veteran striker has scored 211 goals in 568 career appearances to date.

In fact, Murray is still going strong at 35 years of age, having scored 13 goals so far this campaign.

The Englishman is in a lot of ways belongs to a dying breed – An old fashioned center forward who can hold the ball up, and play with his back to goal but at the same time finish chances when they present themselves.

Speaking to BBC Radio’s Monday Night Club, Murray insisted that there is still place for an old fashioned number 9 in today’s football, and identified Harry Kane as an example.

He praised the England captain for his all-round abilities, and put that down to him spending his formative years playing on loan in lower league football.

The 35-year-old said, “I think there’s a place for the old fashioned number nine in England. If it’s played in the right situation.

“If you’ve got speed around him and you play to his strengths. I still think there are places for players like me in the modern game.

“He [Kane] is a little bit of everything isn’t he!? He has those traits. That’s why I respect him so much.

“He went out there and learnt his trade in the lower leagues. I think you can see little bits of that in his game today. I think that’s made him a more rounded player.”

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