Spurs legend explains why Harry Kane will be better than Alan Shearer

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Harry Kane has the potential to become a better striker than Alan Shearer, according to former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Darren Anderton.

Shearer is regarded as a Premier League legend having scored 283 goals in his career, including a record 260 in the Premier League in which he also bagged eleven hat-tricks.

At 25, Kane has already netted 125 times in 179 appearances and is currently in fifteenth place on the Premier League all-time scorers list and needs one more goal to go level with former Spur, Robbie Keane,

Anderton believes that Kane does not have any weaknesses to his game and is confident that he can achieve everything he wants to with his boyhood club.

Kane will be looking to get back on the goal scoring trail on Sunday following the international break when Spurs take on Liverpool at Anfield.

Last season, Kane suffered a rare penalty miss when the score was even at 1-1, but made amends later in the match to pull his side level at 2-2.

Anderton told 888sport: “Harry Kane is the best striker in the world and a winner. You can rely on him and trust him. Of course he’s an incredible talent but it’s his character I think – his mind-set and desire – that makes him second to none. That’s why he’s the player he is and England captain. He’s a good lad with both feet firmly on the ground and he’s everything you want from your star player. Of course there are always going to be worries with a player of that calibre because other clubs will want him but I’m more than confident that Harry will want to stay with Spurs and achieve everything he wants to achieve at Spurs.

“For me he’s got the potential to be better than Shearer, I mean he really is that good. He’s world class already and if he continues in that vein he’ll break every goal-scoring record going and achieve whatever he wants. Who knows where his career will take him?

“I always come back though to his mentality. He does have that Shearer thing where he doesn’t get bullied by big centre-backs: he throws them all over the park. He’s also quicker than people give him credit for. He’ll make runs into the channels. He comes deep to be the linkman. Then at the end of the day he’s in the box scoring goals as well. He can also score every goal: twenty yarders; headers; curlers. He does it all and for me there isn’t a flaw in his game.”

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