Arsenal legend joins Harry Kane bandwagon: He's like Gazza at times

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The Tottenham star is on everyone's lips after his performance in the New Year's Day win over Chelsea.

Tottenham's 5-3 win over Chelsea on Thursday shocked the footballing world, as the North London outfit buried their poor Premier League record against the Blues with a victory few would have predicted. And Spurs forward Harry Kane was one of, if not the chief tormentor of a Chelsea defence that until that fixture were the tightest in the Premier League.

Ex-England fullback Lee Dixon was commentating on the derby on New Year's Day at White Hart Lane, working for NBC with Arlo White, and both men were understandably enamoured with the 21-year-old's performance, joining the army of pundits and fans in praising a player now deemed one of the best strikers available for Roy Hodgson's England squad.

Former Arsenal stalwart Dixon, who made over 600 appearances for Tottenham's bitter rivals, has long been a fan of Kane, and admitted after the match that the England Under-21 star has few perceivable flaws.

“I’m trying to find a weakness in him," Dixon said. "He’s good in the air, and his hold play up is excellent.

"He doesn’t have blistering pace, but he’s so strong once he gets beyond the man, it’s almost Paul Gascoigne-esque."

The comparison to Spurs favourite Gascoigne may be a surprise to some people, with plenty likening him to former striker Teddy Sheringham, but this season Kane has really demonstrated impressive footwork to make up for the lack of the 'blistering pace' Dixon mentioned, while his strength on the ball was very much on display against Chelsea, with both of his goals showcasing an ability to hold off international players before supplying classy finishes. Dribbling ability and upper body strength were two hallmarks of Gascoigne in his pomp at the Lane.

And with 17 goals already this season in just 25 games, Tottenham fans can look forward to even more from their new hero, whether he ends up like Sheringham, Gascoigne, or reaches the point where he is a Spurs legend in his own right.

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