Glenn Hoddle and Gary Neville impressed with Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane

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Manchester United legend Gary Neville and Queens Park Rangers coach Glenn Hoddle speak highly of Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane.

Manchester United legend Gary Neville has been singing the praises of Harry Kane.

The England Under-21 international has been in good form in recent weeks and was one of the best players at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

Kane’s link-up play and hard work off the ball proved important in Spurs’ 2-1 comeback victory over Everton in the Premier League.

The 21-year-old’s willingness to drop back and create moves impressed former United defender Neville, who highlighted that aspect of his game.

“It is always better if you can have one (striker) off the other,” he told Sky Sports. “For Harry Kane to be a forward-type thinking player but have the ability to go back and do the third-man in midfield role…

“It is always better to get that. There are not many No 10s who like to do it or are willing to do that, but tonight he looked like he wanted to do that.”

Kane’s performance also impressed former Tottenham manager Glenn Hoddle, who said: “I think he’s done a job coming back for the team and dropping in defensively, but it’s helped them offensively because when he won it he had the energy to run at people.

“He likes to run with his head up, and I think he’s got a bit of calmness about him. Once he’s created a bit of space, he comes off on the energy side of things and he’s just got that little calm moment, and he’ll pick the right pass, put the right cross in or get a finish him himself. He worked exceedingly hard today.”

Kane’s hard work and commitment has been a key reason behind his recent inclusion in the Tottenham starting line-up, and one would expect him to maintain his place in the team.

In nine Premier League appearances so far this season, the English youngster has scored two goals and created three chances, while having a pass accuracy of 79% and a shot accuracy of 77%.

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