Harry Kane has told the Hamstead and Highgate Newspaper that his Tottenham Hotspur teammate Dele Alli is a ‘great player’.
The young pair have both been in wonderful form throughout the season, and Alan Shearer told Match of the Day that they now seem to have a ‘telepathic’ understanding of each other’s games.
And Kane was certainly effusive with his praise for Alli, with the attacking midfielder’s vision against Bournemouth receiving a special mention.
“He’s a great player,” Kane said. “As a striker when you make the runs - whether it’s from crosses or forward runs - if you’ve got a player who can get on the half-turn and play forward quick, that’s perfect.
“That’s what Dele did [against Bournemouth on Sunday]. He turned, saw my run, played it perfectly into my path and I was able to finish it off. He’s a great lad, a great player - as everyone has seen this season - and I’m sure he’s enjoying it, as we all are.”
Kane scored twice against Bournemouth, as he highlighted his deadly finishing once again.
The 22-year-old first diverted a powerful Kyle Walker cross into the back of the net, before he raced onto Alii’s through ball and slotted home.
Kane now has 21 goals for the season, but he faces a battle to win Tottenham’s Player of the Season award - with Alli another of the leading contenders.
Alli has been a revelation in his first season of top flight football, after signing from Milton Keynes Dons last summer.
Kane and Alli are now expected to play key roles for England at EURO 2016, and the striker is looking forward to linking up with his Spurs teammate at international level.
“It’s down to the manager who he picks [for England], but we do have a great understanding,” he said. “I think people have seen that this season.”