Collymore criticised Tottenham not signing Higuain, now big clashes await

Gonzalo Higuain (L) of Juventus in challenged by Milan Skriniar (C) and Borja Valero of Internazionale during the Serie A match between Juventus and FC Internazionale on December 9, 2017...

Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus strikers go head to head later this month.

Gonzalo Higuain (L) of Juventus in challenged by Milan Skriniar (C) and Borja Valero of Internazionale during the Serie A match between Juventus and FC Internazionale on December 9, 2017...

Two of the best strikers in world football go head to head later this month when Tottenham take on Juventus in the Champions League.

Harry Kane will battle it out with Gonzalo Higuain - a player pundit Stan Collymore urged Spurs to sign in 2016.

He told The Mirror: "Tottenham ­chairman Daniel Levy knew he had the added revenue from the Champions League and a third-place finish in the Premier League, so why he didn't shell out for such as Gonzalo Higuain or Edinson Cavani is ­beyond me."

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates with team mates after scoring his sides second goal and his 100th Premier League goal  during the Premier League match between Liverpool and...

Kane's incredible performances since have shown Spurs did not need a Higuain.

The England international has won three successive Premier League golden boots, and last year the Tottenham striker was the highest scorer in the whole of Europe.

Juventus shelled out £75.3 million to sign Higuain from Napoli, and he repaid them by firing them to the Serie A title last season.

In the Champions League it is Harry Kane who has been vastly the superior player this season, with six goals from five games while Higuain has two from six.

  TeamGoalsScoring V Shooting AccuracyAssistsAppearances
Harry Kane Tottenham 6 26% 2 5
Gonzalo Higuaín Juventus 2 14% 0 6

Gonzalo Higuain of Juventus celebrates after scoring a goal during the serie A match between Juventus and US Sassuolo on February 4, 2018 in Turin, Italy.

Kane coming through Tottenham's academy has saved the club millions in the transfer market, and deflected from their struggles with buying strikers; Roberto Soldado, Vincent Janssen and Fernando Llorente have all struggled.

Higuain is 30-years-old and has not been as prolific as Kane over the past year, but he is in fantastic form.

He has scored five goals in his last three games including a hat-trick against Sassuolo at the weekend.

Tottenham are right to be wary and Higuain has big game experience, playing in Champions League finals and World Cup finals.

Tottenham star Harry Kane is fearless, but Higuain's know-how and readiness for the big stage will prepare him well for the big clashes in the Champions League last 16.

 

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