Alan Shearer addresses comparisons with Tottenham hotshot

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Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has been compared to Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer recently.

The Tottenham star has 26 goals to his name this season at the age of just 21 and has been drawing comparisons to Alan Shearer, who has discussed that issue with Sky Sports.

Shearer, the Premier League’s all-time leading goalscorer and widely considered to be one of the finest forwards in history, was the last truly top-class goalscorer England have had. Kane, although only in his first full season as a Tottenham player, certainly looks as if he can take up Shearer’s mantle, and lead England to glory.

Darren Anderton mentioned such a comparison when speaking to TMW, although he warned against doing such a thing. The pressure on Kane’s shoulders may get too much, and he may be unable to deal with it.

However, winning his first England call-up places Kane one step closer to Shearer, and if he wins his first senior international cap this month he will certainly be looking to make his mark on the international stage. Shearer has 30 goals for England, and if Kane starts scoring at the age of 21, he will be fancied to challenge the former Newcastle man’s tally.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Shearer commented on the comparisons between him and Kane, and admitted that he would rather the duo be appreciated for their own talents, rather than being compared.

“I’d prefer to let other people talk about that and say whether I was good, bad or indifferent,” said Shearer. “I’m a fan of his and I hope he can keep it going.”

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