Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane: Teddy Sheringham was a 'real idol' of mine

The 21-year-old says he idolised the former Spurs forward, now a coach at West Ham United.

Harry Kane admits Teddy Sheringham was a 'real idol' for him when he was younger.

And you can see why. If Kane's Tottenham Hotspur career goes as he would ideally want, the 21-year-old could well become the new Sheringham.

Kane is a classic English striker and, at his best, a clinical finisher. But he will need to show real consistency if he is to truly thrive at White Hart Lane.

While discussing one of his idols growing up, Jurgen Klinsmann, Kane revealed that both the German and former West Ham & Tottenham forward Sheringham were inspirations for him when he was younger.

“It wasn’t on purpose. It was all just a bit of a blur and I thought I’d dive on my front," Kane is quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror when asked about his celebration after scoring at Aston Villa.

“People were quick to compare it to Klinsmann and maybe it was at the back of my mind.

“But it was special to do that in front of the away fans. These are players you grew up watching and idolising – and now they watch me.

“Teddy Sheringham was a real idol of mine and Klinsmann when I was a bit younger. Both were top strikers.”

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