Tottenham opponent Khedira suggests Harry Kane could be superior to Juventus' top striker

Harry Kane of Tottenham celebrates scoring to make it 1-0 during the pre-season match between Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus at Wembley Stadium on August 5, 2017 in London, England.

Juventus are in awe of Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane.

Harry Kane of Spurs (r) celebrates with Dele Ali after scoring the fourth goal and his second of the game during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Wembley...

Tottenham Hotspur take on Juventus in the Champions League next week and the Italian champions are worried about the threat Harry Kane poses.

The prolific striker scored more goals than any player in Europe in 2017 and scoring in the Champions League was not a problem for him.

Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira has spoken in glowing terms about Kane, and hinted he could be better than the Serie A side's star striker Gonzalo Higuain.

Tottenham Hotspur's English striker Harry Kane (C) celebrates, with his teammate Fernando Llorente (L), after scoring during the UEFA Champions League football match between Apoel FC and...

Khedira is quoted by Football Italia: "Harry Kane for me is maybe the most complete striker, actually.

"There is also Robert Lewandowski and Higuain too, but he is strong, good with his head, fast, good with his feet, can score with one touch, he can dribble…

"For me he’s an amazing player and still young, so Tottenham are lucky to have him."

A look at the Champions League figures for this season shows Kane's performances to be by far superior, with six goals to Higuain's two, having played in one fewer game.

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

Gonzalo Higuain has had a tough season in Italy but is coming into form.

He struck a hat-trick against Sassuolo at the weekend and he will pose a problem for Tottenham over the two legs.

But Khedira's comments are right, the Argentine's recent record cannot hold up to Kane's incredible year and Juventus appear more worried about the Tottenham star than they are about Higuain.


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