Vincent Janssen makes bold claim about Harry Kane; discusses Melbourne defeat

Tottenham's Vincent Janssen in action with Atletico Madrid's Filipe Luis

The new Tottenham forward certainly has strong feelings about the England international's ability.

Tottenham's Vincent Janssen in action with Atletico Madrid's Filipe LuisTottenham's Vincent Janssen in action with Atletico Madrid's Filipe Luis

Tottenham Hotpsur striker Vincent Janssen has discussed the club's unlucky 1-0 loss to Atletico Madrid in an interview on Sky Sports following the match, also giving his thoughts on Spurs talisman Harry Kane.

Janssen has featured twice for the North Londoners in Australia, and put in a much improved performance on Friday in comparison to the match earlier in the week against Juventus. He showcased his hard work and hold up play against a defence that is often heralded as one of the best in Europe.

Tottenham's Vincent JanssenTottenham's Vincent Janssen against Juventus

He was facing Atletico regulars such as Diego Godin, Luis Felipe and Jan Oblak at the MCG, but despite failing to find the net he didn't look out of his depth, nearly scoring from a second half free kick that Oblak palmed away.

"I think we can be proud of what we showed today," Janssen said on Sky. "The only thing missing was putting the ball in the net."

When questioned on his move to North London, and playing with Kane, Janssen was very positive, and gave a big statement regarding the England striker.

"The boys are helping me settle in," he said. "He's [Kane] one of the best strikers in the world, so of course it will be nice to play with him.

Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane wins the 2015/16 Barclays Golden Boot Award, scoring 25 goals.Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane wins the 2015/16 Barclays Golden Boot Award, scoring 25 goals.

The Netherlands international is yet to play alongside Kane, the Premier League's leading goalscorer last season, but it is a prospect that excites the player just as much as it would excite supporters.

Similarities with Kane are obviously present, but not to the extent that the players couldn't make an impression as a strike force. When work rate and link up play are strengths two strikers share, it will only be of benefit to the strike force as a whole. Janssen's seems to be happier in and around the penalty area, while Kane has always enjoyed dropping deep to receive the ball.

It's hard to argue that the Englishman is one of the world's top strikers, despite what was a disappointing European Championships this summer. In his two full seasons in the first team at White Hart, Kane, only just turned 23, has already produced a series of sensational performances.

Harry Kane celebrates with Jamie Vardy after scoring the first goal for EnglandHarry Kane celebrates with Jamie Vardy after scoring for England

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