Tottenham’s Harry Kane: John Terry the hardest defender I’ve faced

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The Spurs striker has admitted that the Chelsea skipper has been the toughest opponent in his career so far.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane is understandably the centre of opposition defenders’ concerns this season, with the 21-year-old centre forward a Premier League revelation.

The homegrown Spurs hero has netted 26 goals in all competitions this season and has been recognised as the Premier League’s player of the month for two consecutive months since the turn of the year.

With a call-up to the senior England squad also confirmed, the sky is seemingly the limit for the versatile attacker.

Kane has admitted that in recent weeks and months he has been the centre of attention for opposition defenders and as such has had to change his approach to some degree.

“I’m confident. If other teams want to put two or three around me, fair enough,” he told The Daily Mail.

“People say I will lose the element of surprise, but what makes great players is they perform season-in, season-out. Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, scoring 40 goals every year.”

Kane went on to confess that Chelsea’s John Terry was the toughest centre-half that he has come up against, with the veteran’s stifling presence notable in the recent Capital One Cup final.

“I notice it already, defenders are tighter, they’re grabbing hold of me as soon as I move,” Kane continued.

“John Terry at the Capital One Cup final was the hardest so far. It taught me what a brilliant defender he is, so much experience.

“I thought we’d played well against them in the two previous games, but that was different. They loaded up the middle to stop the balls coming through. Now it’s up to me to deal with it.”

Kane is set to lead the line for Tottenham as they host Leicester in the Premier League this afternoon.

The young star is expected to make his England debut before the end of the month and is set to play for the under-21 side at the European Championships this summer.

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