Lineker says Tottenham star Harry Kane is better than Gareth Bale

Harry Kane of Tottenham in action during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on October 22, 2017 in London, England.

Pundit compares Tottenham stars past and present.

Ex-Spurs player Gary Lineker looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at White Hart Lane on April 10, 2016 in London, England.

Gary Lineker has told The Times he believes Harry Kane has surpassed Gareth Bale as Britain's best footballer.

Bale is bidding to win the Champions League for a fourth time tomorrow night, when Real Madrid take on Liverpool.

A return to form has put the 28-year-old back in contention for a starting spot, with Bale scoring four goals in his last three games, and 18 in all competitions.

Former Spurs star Lineker believes that Bale's injury hit last two seasons mean he is no longer the best British footballer, with Harry Kane's consistency so impressive.

Gareth Bale of Tottenham Hotspur during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Sunderland at White Hart Lane on May 19, 2013 in London, England.

Lineker said: "You’d put Harry Kane marginally ahead of him over the last couple of seasons.

"You’ve got to play a lot of football to justify that tag.”

Kane ended the season battling an injury himself but ended it with terrific figures.

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...

While he did not win the Golden Boot this season, his 30 Premier League goals was actually his highest tally yet.

In all competitions at club level Kane scored 41 goals this past season.

Unfortunately for Tottenham, Kane's rise as a first team player did not cross over with Bale's superb run at the club, and fans did not manage to get to see them play together.

It remains a pipe dream for many fans to get to see them play for Spurs one day, and perhaps if Bale wins another Champions League this weekend he might decide the time is right to head back to North London.

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