'His first touch is immense': Robbie Keane says Tottenham ace Harry Kane is the best in the world

Dublin , Ireland - 3 December 2018; Former Republic of Ireland international Robbie Keane during the UEFA Nations League Finals Draw at The Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin.

The Tottenham Hotspur hitman has firmly established himself as one of the world's best.

Newly appointed Republic of Ireland assistant coach, Robbie Keane, following a press conference at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Tottenham legend Robbie Keane raved about the quality of Harry Kane, when speaking exclusively to the club's official Twitter account, suggesting that the Englishman is the best striker in the world at the moment.

The 25-year-old hitman is currently out injured, but he has been in fine form this season, chalking up an impressive 20 goals in 31 appearances in all competitions.

 

Kane has scored an incredible 160 goals in 244 appearances for Tottenham, and he is now widely considered to be one of the most dangerous strikers on the continent.

Keane went a step further, when speaking exclusively to Spurs' official Twitter account, suggesting that the England international is actually the best striker in world football:

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...

"At this moment in time, I don't think there's a better number nine in the world. I just think he stands out, he's got everything. His first touch is immense, he can hold people off because he's so strong, he's got everything you could want from a number nine, so for me, he's the best in the world."

Kane hasn't played since injuring his ankle against Manchester United last month, and Mauricio Pochetitno will be desperate to have him back and available for selection as soon as possible, as he tries to guide his side to their first top flight title since 1961.

And if Kane comes back, and fires Tottenham to the Premier League title, he would surely then have to be classed as Europe's best striker.

Harry Kane #10 of Tottenham Hotspur reacts in the second half against Roma during the International Champions Cup on July 25, 2017 at Red Bull Arena  in Harrison, New Jersey.

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