Kane one of most difficult opponents I've faced, John Terry tells Friedel

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Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Brad Friedel has revealed how Chelsea's John Terry poured praise on Harry Kane following yesterday's match.

In-form Spurs striker Harry Kane is one of the most difficult players John Terry has come up against this season, according to the Chelsea captain himself.

Kane has been on the receiving end of some huge praise for his recent form - and he reinforced the view that he is becoming one of the Premier League's deadliest finishers with a brace against Jose Mourinho's table-toppers last night.

After the game, meanwhile, veteran shot stopper Brad Friedel spoke to Terry about the youngster and then revealed to talkSPORT what words were exchanged.

He said: “I spoke to John Terry after the game and he said Harry Kane was one of the most difficult people he’s played against this season. That speaks volumes."

Kane's double yesterday took his tally to 16 goals in 24 appearances in all competitions this season and Friedel also had high praise for him, claiming that the 21-year-old is among the 'best finishers' he has played with.

Friedel added: “Harry is an outstanding talent. He’s one of the best finishers I’ve ever played with. It’s time for him to focus and keep learning, keep his feet on the ground, and understand it’s a team sport.

“We’ll get a lot of success if the team does everything that is asked of them. You do need someone to put the ball in the back of the net though and he can certainly do that for us.”

Kane's exploits against Chelsea will certainly be another boost to his chances of earning a first ever senior England call-up; Spurs fans, on the other hand, will just be hoping that he continues his fine domestic form and helps fire them into a top-four spot.

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