While highlighting the options in the England national team, the ex-Arsenal man stated: “If someone gets injured it won’t majorly hurt the team like it would have back then because there are plenty of candidates to replace them.
“There’s not much difference between Kane and Daniel Sturridge. But if you go even further back to the days of Gary Lineker, if he got injured you were weakened straight away.”
While Merson does have a point about the England national team having options, especially in attack, he is probably not entirely right about there being no difference between Kane and Sturridge.
Sturridge is a much more established and proven striker than Kane, who is struggling to score goals for Tottenham this season.
The main problem with the Liverpool star is that he has not been fully fit for months, but when he is free of injury, he is a better and more reliable striker than Kane.
This is not to belittle the Tottenham youngster, who is certainly a very good footballer and who does not lack confidence.
However, between a full-fit Sturridge and a full-fit Kane, there is only one winner.