Ex-Arsenal star Alan Smith comments on Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane

Arsenal great Alan Smith speaks highly of Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane.

Former Arsenal star Alan Smith has been singing the praises of Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane.

England Under-21 international Kane is enjoying a breakthrough season for Spurs, having now established himself in the starting line-up.

The 21-year-old started the campaign as Tottenham’s third-choice striker behind Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor, but he is now one of the first names on the teamsheet.

Smith, a former Arsenal striker, has hailed his compatriot and wrote in The Telegraph: “Funny how managers take some convincing.

“Mauricio Pochettino, for instance, needed an awful lot of persuading to give Harry Kane a chance in the Premier League.

“The Tottenham manager regarded the striker as purely a cup option, OK for the Europa League but nothing more.

“Now, though, Kane must be first on the teamsheet. His 12th goal of the season at Swansea showcased a hungry forward with a natural goalscoring knack.”

Kane is claimed by many to be a great finisher, and he showed that again on Sunday when he scored Tottenham’s opening goal against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium in the Premier League.

At 21, Kane has a lot to improve upon and he is far from the finished article, but he is certainly one who has a bright future.

Full of energy and willing to work hard for the team, Kane is one of the few Tottenham players who cannot be blamed for their inconsistent performances so far this season.

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