Ian Wright praises red-hot Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane

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The 22-year-old scored twice in Tottenham Hotspur's 3-0 win over Bournemouth.

Ian Wright has told The Sun it is "almost laughable" that Tottenham Hotspur hitman Harry Kane was ever considered a one-season wonder as the striker's red-hot form continues.

The 22-year-old bagged himself a first-half brace on Sunday afternoon as Spurs brushed aside Bournemouth with a 3-0 win at White Hart Lane to move five points behind Premier League leaders Leicester City.

Consequently, Kane also broke the 20-goal barrier in the league for a second successive season, becoming the first Englishman to achieve that feat since Alan Shearer.

There was a time when Kane looked to be struggling in his efforts to follow up his 31-goal haul of last term, having scored just once from his first nine league outings this season, but Wright says that the one-season wonder jibes were remarkably premature.

"If Spurs are to peg back Leicester and win their first title since 1961, no-one is going to deserve his winners’ medal more than Harry Kane," he wrote in The Sun. "He was at it again yesterday, with two goals in little more than a quarter of an hour, to see off Bournemouth and take his tally to 24.

"It’s almost laughable to look back now and think that some people were writing him off as a one-season wonder when he only got one in the first nine games.

"Kane is the Premier League’s top scorer, he’s got 21 in his last 31 appearances and is a must for England in the Euros. He’s the first to hit over 20 in successive seasons since Alan Shearer nearly 20 years ago, and first Spurs players to do so since Martin Chivers in 1972. Not bad going for a kid who’s still only 22."

 

Kane is now two goals clear of Jamie Vardy in the race for the Premier League golden boot and he certainly appears to be one of, if not the best, centre-forward in England at the moment.

 

And the Lilywhites will need him to prolong his great form for the next seven games as they chase down the Foxes in an effort to end a 55-year wait for the league title.

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