Brazil legend Pele reveals what Harry Kane must never do at Spurs

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One of the world's greatest ever players is fond of the 21-year-old Tottenham Hotspur striker.

Brazil legend Pele has given young Tottenham and now England striker Harry Kane two big pieces of advice, according to ESPN.

Pele is fond of the Spurs forward, who this week received his first ever call-up to the senior England side. But the Brazilian has also sounded a word of warning or two to the 21-year-old.

First off, Pele insists Kane's biggest priority must be to take care of his physical condition.

That, of course, will also depend on Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino's handling of the young striker - as well as that of Three Lions coach Roy Hodgson.

But the 74-year-old has also urged Kane never to think he can be the best while at Spurs (or indeed anywhere). The Brazilian wants the Tottenham man to stay humble.

"First of all, he has to take care of his physical condition," Pele told reporters. "A lot of young players forget to look after themselves.

"I used to say, 'God give me the gift to play football, to do something', but you must always be in good shape.

"That is one thing and tell him never think he can be the best. Always he has something to learn. That is my advice."

Who better to give a young international striker advice, of course, than the great Pele?

Before Kane's attention turns to England, he'll be in action at White Hart Lane later today, as Tottenham host Leicester City in a bid to bounce back from their 3-0 humbling at Manchester United last Sunday.

A little bit of Pele's advice in the long run could do Kane the world of good.

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