Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has strong words for Tottenham sensation Harry Kane

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Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has warned Harry Kane he has a long way to go to be considered a great.

Arsenal striking legend Thierry Henry has warned Harry Kane the Tottenham forward has a long way to go to be considered a great player, in his Sun column. 

Kane is coming off the back of the proudest moment of his career to date, scoring as a substitute for England against Lithuania on his debut on Friday evening.

Henry is impressed with Kane's early progress, but says it is maintaining this level which is now the challenge.

"Kane scored just over a minute into his England debut and is enjoying a terrific season for Tottenham but this is still only the start of his journey.

"I am not having a go at Kane but it is not how you start, it is how you last an international career. We give some players too much credit, too early.

"To play well for six months or a season in football is nothing. To do so for over a decade like Rooney requires something extraordinary. I know what it takes and it isn’t easy."

Kane has 29 club goals in all competitions this season for Tottenham, and is the joint Premier League top scorer with Diego Costa with 19.

His dramatic rise to stardom has surprised many, with the player now seen as an inspiration for English footballers, and the game in this country itself.

Henry is right to point out that Kane should not be anointed as anything he isn't just yet, and actually comments like these can act as further inspiration for the striker to keep on going.

Just like many thought he would never make it at Spurs or for England, Kane will know next season people will be waiting for him to fail or to be 'found out', and this can act as a driver to help him replicate his magical 2014/15.

 

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