Sunderland’s Jermain Defoe on Tottenham Hotspur’s ‘natural goalscorer’ Harry Kane

Sunderland forward Jermain Defoe is full of praise for Tottenham Hotspur youngster Harry Kane.

Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe has been singing the praises of Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane to Sky Sports.

England Under-21 international striker Kane has been in superb form so far this season and is now one of the best players in the Spurs team.

The 21-year-old has scored 20 goals in all competitions already, 10 of which have been in the Premier League.

On Monday, Kane signed a new five-and-a-half-year deal to commit himself to the North London outfit until 2020, as confirmed by Tottenham’s official website (click here to read more).

Defoe, a former Tottenham striker, is full of praise for his compatriot, and reveals how he was scoring regularly when training with his first team.

“It’s not surprised me with the amount of goals he’s scored, though,” the 32-year-old told Sky Sports. “When I was at Tottenham I saw a young kid come through.

“I remember when he played in the reserves and I’d say to him: ‘How many goals have you scored?’ He always scored two or three goals in the reserves every game.

“If you’ve got a young kid scoring three or four goals every game in the reserves, at some point he’s got to get a chance. Training with the first team, he was scoring goals easy. He’s a natural goalscorer.

“Now he’s got 20 goals already at this stage of the season. That’s unbelievable. It’s the hardest thing to do, score goals, and for a young lad to come in and score that many goals already, it’s amazing.”

Kane has had to do it the hard way at Tottenham, having struggled for playing time in previous years and going out on loan to a number of clubs.

The youngster has come into his own this campaign and is deservingly earning all the plaudits. The 21-year-old has scored regularly this season, taking to a competitive game what he does in training.

Having signed a new five-and-a-half-year deal with Tottenham on transfer deadline day, Kane will now be looking to push on and develop his game even further.

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