Charlie Austin: What I noticed about Harry Kane the first time I played against him

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QPR forward Charlie Austin has described what he noticed when he came up against Tottenham's Harry Kane for the first time.

Queens Park Rangers forward Charlie Austin told talkSPORT yesterday what he noticed about Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane in the recent clash at Loftus Road.

It was the first time that Austin had played against Kane, creating a good comparison between the two players who have both been in decent form this season.

“He’s someone that you would have in your team, for a real team player, he’s not selfish,” he said.

“He goes on, does what he needs to do and scores goals for the team – I thought he was a very good centre forward, his centre forward play, he works so hard.”

“It was the first time I came up against him and I’m happy for the guy.”

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino will be delighted with the way Kane has developed as a player throughout the season.

The fact that a genuine hard work ethic and a willingness to help his side are his best qualities makes him more appealing for the manager, who will be more willing to stay in the team.

He’s also very popular within the Tottenham squad, with several of his teammates celebrating with him every time he scores an important goal.

He’s making an impression on his peers for his general all round play and he will have a big say over the rest of Tottenham’s season.

Spurs are right in the hunt for Champions League football looking ahead to next season and the challenge for Kane will be to score over 30 goals and help the side to achieve that aim.

He’d then have the chance to improve his game even further on the European stage with a higher quality of opponent testing him to the limit.

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