West Ham striker Carlton Cole praises Tottenham's Harry Kane on Twitter

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.

But Cole took a moment on Twitter yesterday to put London rivalry between Spurs and West Ham to one side and just pay tribute to the Tottenham striker, banging in the goals this season.

Here is the Tweet in question:

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.

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