Diego Forlan has massive praise for Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane

Diego Forlan

The former Manchester United striker is a big fan of the Spurs striker.

It has been a tough season for Harry Kane at Tottenham Hotspur. Last term everything he touched turned to gold and goals flowed through him at Spurs.

He earned an England call-up, scored seconds into his debut and was being compared to Teddy Sheringham.

But this season has been a little bit more tough on the Tottenham striker. Until last weekend he had scored just the one goal for Spurs in 13 appearances. That record is now six in 18 after he scored a hat-trick against Bournemouth in the 5-1 win last weekend.

Another man who knows a thing or two about barren spells in England is former Manchester United cult icon Diego Forlan.

He struggled to find the net at the start of his United career but went on to become one of Europe's most feared strikers during spells at Villarreal and Atletico Madrid.

He is now back playing in Uruguay with his first club Penarol and also writes a weekly column for The National.

Where he had this to say about Kane, a player he put in his top strikers list along with Gonzalo Higuain, Robert Lewandowski and Giuseppe Rossi:

"Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane is another player I like. Though he scored a hat-trick last weekend, against Bournemouth, he is not getting as many this season as last year when he scored over 30.

"Strikers can find it harder because when your profile goes up, defenders learn a lot more about how you play, but he is really good. He scored two goals against Arsenal and Chelsea last term, but he is also a team player. He can also play as a main striker but he can play behind one as well.

"Kane is part of a new generation of strikers who can play in few different positions. He is not like Ruud van Nistelrooy, a classic No 9 who picked up all the chances close to goal.

"Kane links up well with the midfielders and he can be England’s top striker after Wayne Rooney."

Kane of course did not scoring regularly for Tottenham last season until he scored a hat-trick in a late October game against Asteras Tripolis in the Europa League.

Tottenham will be hoping that is once again the case.

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