Monk says containing Kane will be a real challenge for Swansea

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Swansea City manager Garry Monk has purred over the quality of Harry Kane ahead of the Premier League match tomorrow.

Swansea City manager Garry Monk suggested in his press conference ahead of the Tottenham Hotspur game, as covered by ESPN, that it will be difficult for his team to contain Harry Kane.

Kane has been Tottenham’s best attacking player this season with 24 goals in all competitions and he’ll be a threat in the game at White Hart Lane tomorrow night.

“He can do everything, he can run behind, he can hold up the play and have that individual quality to beat players,” said Monk.

“I think his progression this season has been very good – I’m sure it’s a challenge my defenders will be looking forward to.”

The versatility Kane has shown this season makes him difficult to predict because he can affect games in a number of different ways.

He may also head into the game tomorrow with a little bit of extra added motivation after the League Cup final defeat last weekend.

The best approach for the Swans in terms of contain Kane is difficult to judge.

Chelsea did well last weekend as they managed to force him into wide areas, as he went searching for the ball where he is definitely less effective.

Whether Swansea have the discipline and ability to do something similar is debatable, but they can’t let Kane have the run of the game in front of their back four.

Tottenham head into the game under real pressure in the race for the top four. They need a win to keep the gap as small as possible as they chase a Champions League place.

If Swansea take their eye off the ball tomorrow, Kane has the quality to cash in and take full advantage.

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