Alan Shearer says he is full of admiration for Tottenham's Harry Kane

Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane is back among the goals.

Alan Shearer says he admires striker Harry Kane and expects the Tottenham Hotspur man to be full of confidence ahead of the North London derby, he wrote in his column for Coral.

Many had started to question the Spurs striker following his early-season goal drought, yet four goals in his last two league games have been a timely reminder of the quality he possesses.

Writing in his column for Coral, Shearer admits there is far more to Kane than his goal scoring ability and backs the England international for a sustained period of success.

“Harry Kane started the season quietly; people were questioning him and labelling him as a one season wonder. I think he is actually going to be around for a long time,” Shearer wrote.

“I like the look of him, his movement is great and from meeting him a few times as a person, I admire him. He’s back on the goals trail, scoring a hat-trick last week so he should be full of confidence. He scored against Arsenal last season and he will fancy his chances of doing the same again.”

Aside from Kane’s ability to score goals, Arsenal will have to mark him carefully at the Emirates on Sunday as he does his fair share of work for the team outside of the box.

A number of Spurs attacks go through him as he performs as a pivot so that the likes of Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen can receive the ball and be more involved in and around the opposition area.

The 22-year-old has five Premier League goals in 11 appearances so far, four more than he had at the same time last year, in a season in which he finished on a whopping 21 strikes.

Kane has a good scoring record against fellow London teams, and there will be few who would back against him making some sort of impact at Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

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