Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has sparked an interesting debate on social networking site Twitter regarding Olivier Giroud and Harry Kane.
Both Giroud and Kane were in fine form on Saturday, helping Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur respectively to victories in the Premier League.
While France international striker Giroud scored both goals in the Gunners’ 2-1 win at Newcastle United, youngster Kane struck a hat-trick against Leicester City to help Spurs to a 4-3 triumph at White Hart Lane.
Carragher was impressed with the performances of the two strikers and made some interesting comments comparing the duo on Kicca.com and Twitter.
“Harry Kane & Olivier Giroud are in fine form but who would you rather have in your team?” the former Liverpool defender wrote on Kicca.com. “Also how close are they to Costa & Aguero who were the standout strikers in the first half of the season?
“I think both players are a little short of Costa & Ageuro but their performances of late means they're closing that gap.
“I'm a fan of both Giroud & Kane and I'm finding it difficult to split them! I don't normally sit on the fence but I honestly can't decide. I'm sure it's an argument Spurs/Arsenal fans are having between themselves.”
A lot of people saying Kane! I wouldn't argue with that but I think Giroud is underrated Wenger always plays him when he has lots of options— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) March 21, 2015
Giroud has struggled with injuries this season, but he has been in brilliant form in recent weeks.
The former Montpellier star has scored 13 goals and created 22 chances in 19 Premier League appearances, while having a pass accuracy of 67% and a shot accuracy of 54%.
Tottenham youngster Kane is enjoying a breakthrough season and has scored 19 goals in 26 league matches, while creating 20 chances and having a pass accuracy of 76% and a shot accuracy of 61%.
Below are some of the replies to Carragher’s posts on Twitter:
@Carra23 Hard one to call, I'd like to say Kane.— Jared Jensen Jeffrey (@MagicalBaboon) March 21, 2015
@Carra23 I think only Aguero is ahead, Costa is in the same class of Kane and Giroud— Ian Francis (@Franny_AFC) March 21, 2015
@Carra23 - Kane has a knack for being in the right place at the right time. Reminds me of Thomas Müller in that sense.— Mitchell Williams (@mwilliams09) March 21, 2015
@Carra23 - but Giroud has that touch & more natural ability with the ball at his feet. Both have different natural tendencies. Both I like.— Mitchell Williams (@mwilliams09) March 21, 2015
@Carra23 I agree. Giroud is very underrated. Always in the right area. Really good finisher. His goalscoring record stands up— Stephen (@stevie_bfly) March 21, 2015