Tottenham’s Harry Kane not a natural striker, says Ruud Gullit

The Dutchman is keen to see the Tottenham Hotspur youngster play with a natural striker at some point.

Speaking on Match of the Day, Ruud Gullit said that he believes that Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane isn’t a natural striker.

After an impressive 2014-15 campaign which saw him finish the season as the Premier League’s second highest goalscorer, he has struggled for goals so far this season.

He did, however, end his goal-drought against Manchester City on Saturday in his side’s 4-1 defeat of Manuel Pellegrini’s side, but Gullit believes that he is not a natural striker but someone who just wants to play well.

“He’s not a natural striker, he just wants to play well,” he told Match of the Day.

“The thing is for him; he comes into areas where you think a number nine would not get. He stays on the outside, he wants to be involved in the game.”

Get Harry Kane playing with a natural striker 

Gullit has also expressed his desire to see Kane playing with another more natural centre forward in this Tottenham side.

The club’s failure to sign another 'striker' was well documented this summer, with the failed move to sign Saido Berahino one that caused headlines across the transfer window.

Pundits far and wide have criticised Mauricio Pochettino’s side for failing to get someone into the club to help take the burden off of Kane, although Son Heung-min in particular has made a good goalscoring start to his Spurs career.

And Gullit says he wants to see him up there with a great striker and Kane as more of a number 10.

“He’s a good football player who wants to be involved,” he added. “He’s not a natural but he’s a good football player. I want to see him with a great striker up front and he goes around him."

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