Alan Shearer says he likes Tottenham forward Harry Kane's arrogance

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The former Newcastle United forward says the youngster's game has an arrogance about it that he likes.

Former Newcastle United forward Alan Shearer has told BBC Sport that Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane's playing style has a positive arrogance about it.

The youngster has had a sensational season for Spurs since breaking through into the senior ranks, and now stands at the top of the Premier League goalscoring charts following his hat-trick against Leicester City on Saturday afternoon.

Those three goals took him ahead of the likes of Sergio Aguero and Diego Costa – although the Chelsea man drew level with an effort against Hull City on Sunday - while they also keep him as the top scoring Englishman in the division.

It also topped off an excellent week for the youngster that saw him earn his first England call up, and the Premier League’s all-time top scorer Shearer says Kane has an arrogance that he likes and that benefits his game.

"There's an arrogance about the way he plays and I like it,” Shearer said on Match of the Day 2 Extra.

“There's a confidence there to go in and feel at home and believe that he belongs at international level."

The former England international has also said that the youngster is the Premier League’s in-form player, which is even more impressive considering he has only been starting games since November last year.

That was when Kane truly broke into the Tottenham first team and he hasn’t looked back since, leaving many to wonder how many goals he would be on had he been starting from the opening day.

"Nobody else in the Premier League is in the form he currently is,” added Shearer.

“He's only been starting games since November and he's in tremendous nick.”

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