The pair may be club level rivals but Cole rates Kane very highly.
It is no secret now that Harry Kane is having an absolutely sublime season at Tottenham Hotspur. The talented striker has already netted 23 goals for the club this season and is improving by the game.
Such performances are helping Tottenham stay in the race for the Champions League places while he is also on the cusp of an England call-up, as Roy Hodgson confirmed to TheFA.com this week.
His performances are also being noticed by a striker who has played for England and is currently employed by one of Tottenham's fiercest rivals, West Ham United.
Carlton Cole may not be the most appreciated striker around but he has managed to play seven times for his country since making his debut in 2013.
Here is the Tweet in question:
You got to rate talent when it's due and Harry Kane is doing a lot right now— Carlton Cole (@CarltonCole1) February 15, 2015
The reality is Cole's England days are over but in Kane the country surely realises, as Cole himself likely does, they have a far superior up-and-comer.