Tottenham's Harry Kane is my Player of the Year, reveals rival striker

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Charlie Austin has revealed who he has voted for in the Player of the Year awards.

Austin has been a revelation in the Premier League this season, but he has told the Guardian that he has voted for a different English striker as Player of the Year - Harry Kane.

The hot shot striker said: “I’m having a hell of a season, yeah, great. But the guy has scored 29 goals.

“Eden Hazard has had a great season, don’t get me wrong, but I voted for Harry Kane to win Young Player of the Year and the main award. I don’t think we can not give it to him. He’s been the outstanding player.”

Austin is the fourth highest goal scorer in the Premier League, and the second highest English striker, but it is Kane who has taken all the praise this term.

The 21-year-old Spurs youngster only started his first game of the season in November, and has been a revelation in the top flight. His goalscoring ability and general off the ball play has not only seen him win praise and accolades - he was named Player of the Month in consecutive months - but also an England call-up.

For the recent international break, it was believed that both Austin and Kane would be called up by Roy Hodgson for the Three Lions, but the coach only looked towards the youngster with his recent form.

He ended up scoring just 79 seconds into his debut, and putting in an impressive performance in the 1-1 draw with Italy, and will be looking to continue his great form for the remainder of the campaign.

It could be said that if Austin was playing for bigger team than QPR he would have been called up for England, but the fact that the R’s are in the relegation places makes his goal achievement even more impressive. He is the fourth top scorer despite playing for a side who create few chances, and the question has to be asked of how good he could be if playing alongside better teammates.

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