1966 World Cup legend: Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane is better than he looks

England Crowd

Former West Ham striker Sir Geoff Hurst is looking forward to seeing Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane in action for England.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane scored a sensational hat-trick at the weekend against Leicester City.

It capped a dream week for the forward, who had earned his first ever call into the England senior squad days earlier, ahead of the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifier against Lithuania.

One man who knows all about scoring a hat-trick for England is Sir Geoff Hurst, who scored the most famous treble in the country's footballing history - in the 1966 World Cup final at Wembley against West Germany.

Hurst used his Twitter account to heap praise on the striker at the weekend after his match winning display against Leicester, saying that Kane is far better than he is given credit for.

Nobody thought Kane could have the sort of incredible impact he has done for Spurs this season, likely not even himself, yet in mid-March he sits proudly as the joint top goalscorer in the Premier League with 19 goals, along with Chelsea's Diego Costa.

Kane is not blessed with the searing pace of Theo Walcott, or the physical prowess of a Wilfried Bony, and perhaps this does lead to him being underestimated.

His work rate and desire make up for that, and couple with a superb ability to read the game, confidence in possession, and clinical shooting, Kane is likely to continue to prove anybody wrong who doubt what he can do.

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