Former Tottenham Hotspur manager David Pleat has suggested on BBC Radio 5 live that Harry Kane is not as good as Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero.
The 70-year-old made the comments during Sunday’s Premier League clash between City and Tottenham at White Hart Lane.
“Aguero is superb,” said Pleat on BBC Radio 5 live. “Kane is a promising young striker but this man is the real thing, He is so sharp, has brilliant control and so quick.”
While Kane has been arguably the better player this season, based on ‘overall’ quality and career performances, Aguero is certainly better - at least for now.
Argentina international striker Aguero is a world-class striker whose movement and finishing are a joy to watch.
The former Atletico Madrid star has scored 22 goals and created 28 chances in 30 Premier League appearances so far this season, while having a pass accuracy of 85% and a shot accuracy of 53%.
Meanwhile, Kane has found the target 20 times in 31 league matches, while creating 27 chances. The England international has a pass accuracy of 75% and a shot accuracy of 59%.
On Sunday, Aguero took five shots, had a pass accuracy of 89%, put in two crosses, and attempted eight dribbles.
Moreover, it was the 26-year-old’s goal just before the half-hour mark which proved to be the difference between Spurs and City.
Meanwhile, Kane took six shots, had a pass accuracy of 73%, created two chances, put in one cross and attempted two dribbles.