Nacer Chadli comments on Harry Kane - "Talented, with a great future"

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Tottenham winger Nacer Chadli believes that Harry Kane has a bright future ahead of him.

After a difficult run of games, Tottenham finally grabbed a win on Sunday, but it wasn't the easiest of evenings against Aston Villa.

Andreas Weimann scored Villa's first goal in almost two months to give Paul Lambert's men the lead, and it was striker Christian Benteke who changed the game - and not in a good way for Villa.

The Belgian was sent off in the 66th minute for slapping Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason, and his absence was telling as Nacer Chadli pulled Spurs level, with Harry Kane claiming the winning goal with a deflected free kick in injury time.

Kane, 21, has been in great form this season, and many had expected him to start at Villa Park, but he only came on after an hour for misfiring Emmanuel Adebayor, and was the match winner for under-fire Mauricio Pochettino.

The promising England striker has become a fan favourite at White Hart Lane, and his fellow goalscorer Chadli has moved to praise the forward for his hard work on the training ground - particularly on his Gareth Bale-style free kicks.

"We’re very happy he managed it against Villa," said Chadli. "He practises a lot in training, taking free-kicks and just hitting the ball cleanly. He is a talented young player and I’m very pleased for him."

"When I arrived at Tottenham [in the summer of 2013], I hadn’t heard of him. But I’ve got used to training with him and I can see that he is a very talented player with a great future."

With eight goals in 12 games in all competitions this season, Kane is making it hard for Pochettino to leave him out, and he may well be expecting to start against Stoke City next weekend.

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