Murphy said: “What I love about him, is that he has a bit of everything. There’s nothing he can’t do. He can drop off, he can lead, he’s not a bad passer of the ball. He can head it as well. Obviously they don’t play that way, Tottenham, but if they got more balls in the box, he can head it. They’ve always got that option.”
Kane was once again Tottenham’s hero at the weekend, coming on as a late substitute and scoring an even later penalty to tie the FA Cup tie with Leicester City.
It was his 50th goal for the Lilywhites, and further dispels claims that the youngster was a one season wonder.
However, Murphy has heaped praise on Kane for his overall play, suggesting that even if he was not scoring goals, he would still be a truly top class centre-forward.
He often drops deep to create play, but is just as adept playing as an out-and-out centre forward, leading the line in a 4-2-3-1 system.
Murphy has also highlighted one area of Kane’s play which often goes unnoticed, as Tottenham rarely play aerial balls. The 22-year-old is extremely adept at heading the ball, and Murphy has suggested that Tottenham now have the option to play route one football if they need a plan B.
Mauricio Pochettino has his side focusing upon technical play with the ball preferably on the ground, but Kane offers a physical presence upfront which means he can be used as a target man if need be.
Having a top class all round striker is a rare commodity nowadays, but Kane possesses all the traits which make him a priceless player in the modern game.