Michael Owen’s bold comments on Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane

Michael Owen

Former Manchester United and Liverpool star Michael Owen does not believe that Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane will become a world-class striker.

Former Manchester United and Liverpool striker Michael Owen has doubts over Tottenham Hotspur youngster Harry Kane.

Owen rates the Spurs star highly, but he believes that the 21-year-old is not going to be a world-class striker.

According to the former England international, Kane is a ‘Jack of all Trades, Master of None’. The youngster is a very good all-round player, but he does not specialise in any one particular aspect.

“He is a mixture of everything,” Owen told BT Sport when asked about Kane. “When people ask me if he is good enough for England, I think he is, but I am not sure if he is good enough at one thing.

“He is not exceptional at any one thing. He hasn’t got blistering pace, he isn’t 6ft 7in, he doesn’t knock players out of the way. He is not great at anything, he is a very good all-round player.

“I am saying he can do everything. I am not saying he cannot do anything. I don’t think he is exceptional at any one thing…

“Kane is like a very, very good all-round player. Is he going to be an absolute world-class player? I would be surprised if he was, but I think that he is good enough for England.”

Tottenham fans will certainly disagree with Owen, especially as Kane has been scoring goals regularly in all competitions this season.

However, the 35-year-old does have a point. Kane is not “exceptional” in any aspect, but he is very good in all.

Nevertheless, Kane’s job on the pitch is to score goals. And he is doing that perfectly fine.

Whether or nor Kane develops into a world-class striker, only time will tell. Perhaps he will, perhaps he won’t, but it is clear that the youngster is working hard and doing his best to improve himself all the time.

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