Thilo Kehrer has drawn a parallel between Harry Kane and Real Madrid superstar Karim Benzema for the way the Spurs star affects matches outside the box.

Kane has already written his name into the history books by becoming Tottenham’s all-time leading goalscorer and the striker needs just one more to become England’s outright leading goalscorer.

Harry Kane

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The 29-year-old is also on course to potentially go down as the greatest goalscorer in Premier League history, currently sitting just 60 behind Alan Shearer’s record, and the Spurs star will fancy his chances of clinching the record if he remains in England for the rest of his career.

However, the goals only tell part of the story with Kane, who has also emerged as one of the leading playmakers in the Premier League over the last few years.

The England captain’s vision and passing range have even been compared to that of the best midfielders in the world such as Kevin De Bruyne (MEN).

Ahead of the London derby on Sunday, Kehrer admitted that West Ham had to be wary of Kane throughout the game.

The centre-back told The Guardian about the Tottenham man: “He is a very intelligent striker. He is like Karim Benzema. You need to be so awake against him.”

Despite the Hammers’ best efforts, they could not keep Kane quiet, with the striker setting up Spurs’ second goal with a perfectly weighted through ball for Son Heung-min, who dispatched it into the corner.

Spurs Web Opinion

I have always felt that the best judges of players are their peers, who play with and against them. Using that as the main metric, Kane is undoubtedly one of the best players in the world as his fellow professionals have nothing but the utmost respect for the Tottenham man.

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