Former Spurs star likens Harry Kane to England legend

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Darren Anderton sees similarities between Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane and Alan Shearer.

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Darren Anderton feels striker Harry Kane is similar to legendary England forward Alan Shearer, The Sun report.

Shearer – a title winner with Blackburn Rovers and a hero at Newcastle United – scored a total of 283 Premier League goals throughout his career and earned 63 caps for the national team.

The word legend is often thrown about carelessly in football, but that very phrase most certainly applies to the now 44-year-old following his wonderful career as a natural goal scorer.

It will be difficult for any player to match Shearer’s record or replicate his style of play to such success, but there is hope regarding Spurs striker Kane.

The 21-year-old has been superb this season, netting 10 league goals in 13 starts and proving to be a classic centre-forward – one which expertly bullied a usually rock solid Chelsea backline last month.

His performances and style of play has been a revelation among a growing consensus suggesting that pace, power and athleticism are the key attributes to succeeding in the Premier League.

Like Shearer, Kane has seemingly ripped up the striker manual and Anderton feels he has all the ingredients to go on and become one of the greatest strikers in today’s game.

“Harry’s confidence has grown and his game has improved immensely this season and Mauricio must take a lot of credit for that. The lads has got stronger and quicker — and what a good finisher,” he explained.

“His performance against Chelsea was one of the best I have seen from an individual in the Premier League this season.

"To give John Terry and Gary Cahill a torrid time the way he did that day was awesome and long may it continue.

“People try to compare Harry to Teddy Sheringham, which is unfair, but for me is a proper old-style No 9. He loves being up there on his own and being the main point of attack.

“I’ve had many conversations with ex-pros at games and we are all of the same opinion that he does everything pretty well and has few weaknesses to his game.”

“Is he similar to Shearer? The way he bullies certain teams at times you would have to say that is fair.

“There will never be another Shearer because he bullied people brilliantly. The way he held people off. He has been so impressive. But Harry is certainly up there and can become one of the best.”

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