Peter Schmeichel has told The Debate on Sky Sports (broadcast on 26th September 2017; 10:00 pm) that Kasper Schmeichel admitted how impressed he was after conceding four Harry Kane goals in a 6-1 defeat to Tottenham last season.
Kane has started the new campaign in sensational form, bouncing back from another lean August to score 11 times in just seven games for club and country.
The Spurs talisman stole the headlines once again on Tuesday night as he scored a hat-trick in the Champions League win over Apoel Nicosia to put Mauricio Pochettino's men in a fantastic position after two games of the group-stages.
And while reflecting upon his latest brilliant run of form, Schmeichel disclosed what his son had told him after Tottenham beat Leicester 6-1 back in May with Kane scoring four.
"I remember what Kasper said. I think he scored a hat-trick against Kasper last year, and Kasper was furious with the event of course, but he said as well, 'I'm so impressed, I've never played against someone who's that hungry, he's everywhere and I really have to keep an eye on him because this moment he's there, then the next moment he's on the left outside the box and I know that he's going to shoot. If he gets the ball, I know he will try to make a goal'," he told The Debate on Sky Sports.
"And that kind of hunger is very special, and off the top of my head, I can't remember anyone like that playing in the Premier League."
For someone of Peter Schmeichel's status to suggest that Kane reminds him of no-one in the history of the Premier League is a huge statement as he played alongside some of the most prolific goalscorers from the last 25 years while also frequently lining up against the most prolific - Alan Shearer.
And with Kane young enough to get better still, it could be frightening just how many goals he may end up scoring throughout his career.