Crooks on Spurs star Harry Kane: It's been a long time since I saw a player work so hard

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Former Tottenham player Garth Crooks is impressed with Harry Kane.

Former Tottenham player Garth Crooks has hailed striker Harry Kane, admitting at times it looked like he was taking on Swansea single-handedly.

Kane scored in the 2-1 victory, his third Premier League goal of the season, and was selected by Crooks in his 'team of the week'.

He told the BBC: "There were times in the game when it looked like it was Swansea versus Kane. He took his goal brilliantly but what really impressed me was his work rate.

"It's been a long time since I've seen a young player work so hard at trying to affect the outcome of a match. I hope Spurs have him on a long contract because his stock is rising with every game."

Kane ran 13.1 kilometres for Spurs against Swansea, more than any other forward in a Premier League game this season

Crooks' suggestion about Kane's contract should hold no fear, Tottenham have him on a long-term deal until 2019.

His sentiment is fair, with Kane outstanding at the Liberty Stadium, although it was teammate Christian Eriksen who delivered the crucial late winner.

The England under-21 international has really established himself as a key player at the club this season, and has become a real fan favourite.

The striker may even establish himself in Roy Hodgson's senior side by time the campaign is out - that's the level his performances are reaching right now.

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