Gary Lineker comments on why Harry Kane can become 'great goalscorer' for Tottenham

Gary Lineker

Gary Lineker was full of praise for Tottenham striker Harry Kane.

When it comes to scoring goals for Tottenham Hotspur, there have been few better than Gary Lineker.

The current Match of the Day host bagged 80 goals in three seasons as a Spurs striker, becoming a hero for the North London side in the process.

Now, Spurs have their new goalscoring hero - Harry Kane. The 21-year-old scored yet again on Saturday against Burnley, taking his tally to 12 goals in just 21 games in all competitions this season, with three in his last three games.

In an interview with the Tottenham Hotspur official website, Lineker explained why he thinks Kane could be great for Spurs and England, and just wishes the striker had more pace.

"I like Harry Kane a lot. I like what I see, I like his movement, I like his work-rate, I like his desire to score goals, you can see that in him," said Lineker. "He's got confidence, he takes people on, good in the air obviously but he's got a good touch, he can beat people."

"If he had an extra yard of pace, you'd be talking about him having everything! Aside from that, he's doing really well. He's clearly got a bit of intelligence in terms of his movement in the box. I think he could go onto be a really great goalscorer for Tottenham and who knows, possibly England aswell," continued the former England goal machine.

Kane has come up through the ranks at White Hart Lane, and Lineker not only revealed his delight at Kane being given a chance in an era where few English youngster get that opportunity, but also that he is their first choice striker now, beating out Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado.

"He's broken in, which is not always easy for the young talent coming through, but it's good that he's been given the opportunity. He's forced his way in really, he forced his way in with good performances in the Europa League, and it got to the point where [Pochettino] couldn't leave him out any longer. You would probably say that he's the first choice centre forward now," he added.

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