Arsenal great Martin Keown compares Harry Kane to Tottenham Hotspur legend Teddy Sheringham

Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown explains how Harry Kane is similar to ex-Tottenham Hotspur striker Teddy Sheringham.

Arsenal great Martin Keown has compared Harry Kane to Tottenham Hotspur great Teddy Sheringham.

England Under-21 international striker Kane has been in impressive form this season and has been regularly scoring goals.

The 21-year-old is without doubt the most in-form striker at Tottenham at the moment and is being hailed as a future superstar.

Kane’s finishing and hard work has been praised by one and all, and now Keown has compared the youngster to Spurs great Sheringham.

“He assesses the situation early, which allows him to make quick, correct decisions, just like Teddy Sheringham used to do,” Keown wrote in The Daily Mail.

“He knows when to apply the pace and when to pass. He is always looking for runners and because he is often a move ahead, things are coming off for him…

“Initially it was Kane’s work ethic that impressed but now he is showing the technical ability to match. He has scored from distance before but his first against Chelsea proved it was no fluke…

“The great thing about Kane is that he does not stand and wait to be marked. His positional awareness is outstanding. He will pull off into deeper or wide positions to receive the ball because he knows that defenders can’t follow him there.”

Kane is far from the finished article, but his two-goal performance against Chelsea at White Hart Lane on New Year’s Day showed that he can step up against the best sides.

The youngster was the best player in the match, and was a constant menace to the likes of John Terry and Gary Cahill.

Comparing Kane to Sheringham at this stage is a bit premature perhaps, but the youngster is certainly showing the signs that he can become a great striker in the coming years.

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