Mark Noble says Tottenham's Harry Kane is quicker than people think

Mark Noble of West Ham United in action during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and West Ham United at American Express Community Stadium on October 5, 2018 in...

West Ham United welcome Tottenham Hotspur to the London Stadium on Saturday and Harry Kane is Spurs' biggest threat.

Mark Noble of West Ham United in action during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and West Ham United at American Express Community Stadium on October 5, 2018 in...

West Ham United have won more games against Tottenham Hotspur than any other side in their Premier League history.

Manuel Pellegrini’s side will hope that is a good omen as Spurs travel to the London Stadium on Saturday. The Hammers have won just two of their eight Premier League games so far this season, so Tottenham are arguably the favourites heading to their 15th-placed rivals.

And the hosts will have to contend with a Harry Kane, who appears to have rediscovered his form after a sluggish start to the season.

 

The 25-year-old has scored six goals in the Premier League and Champions League in 2018/19 and also produced two assists in England’s 3-2 win away at Spain in the Nations League on Monday.

Writing in his column for the London Evening Standard, West Ham captain Mark Noble has unsurprisingly named Kane as Spurs’ main threat.

22.11.2015. White Hart Lane, London, England. Barclays Premier League. Tottenham Hotspur versus West Ham United. West Ham United Captain Mark Noble fouls Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur

“As a fellow player, you try to analyse his strengths and weaknesses and honestly — I don’t see too many of those,” Noble said.

"As a striker he’s great in the air, very good with his left foot, brilliant with his right and he’s quicker than a lot of people think.”

Kane certainly has a history against West Ham. The World Cup Golden Boot winner scored twice in this fixture last season as Tottenham won 3-2 at the London Stadium in September.

So Noble and co have a big challenge on their hands keeping Spurs’ number ten quiet on Saturday.

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur shoots as Jose Fonte of West Ham United attempts to block during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at London Stadium on...

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