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Conor Coady has stated that Tottenham striker Harry Kane is ‘incredible’ and ‘one of the best’ in the world, as he told his pre-match press conference.

England will take on San Marino in a World Qualifier on Monday, with Coady set to start and Kane hoping to add more goals to his England goalscoring record.

On Friday, Kane moved into fourth place on England’s all-time goalscoring list and level with Spurs great Jimmy Greaves.



In the summer, there were suggestions that Spurs were keen on bringing Coady to North London – that was understandable given that they needed centre-backs and Nuno Espirito Santo was in the dugout.

But his unforgettable reign is now over and it’s Antonio Conte now in charge of trying to push the club forward.

Nonetheless, Coady would have both trained with Kane at St George’s Park and he would have also come up against him in the Premier League.

And he shared his thoughts on the hard-hitting striker, from both perspectives.

“One of the best (I have come up against),” said Coady. “First and foremost, I think he’s a brilliant captain and a fantastic person.

“When you come to England. The way he trains, he looks after himself and prepares. He does everything to the highest ability that he can do. I think that’s the biggest thing I can say about him. 

“I think his football does his talking for him. You see what he does for Spurs on a weekly basis. I have played against him quite a lot now and I can’t explain to you how tough it is. I’ll be honest. 

“He’s one of the best strikers in the world. You see that when you come up against him. It’s a pleasure to train with him here. Just the way he prepares. Looks after his body and he’s ready for every single training session. Incredible person and an incredible footballer as well.” 

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Whilst Kane is regarded as one of the top strikers in the world in recent years, he is not in that bracket, at this moment in time.

The England captain only has one Premier League goal to his name and has seriously struggled this season.

What does help matters is him hitting a hat-trick on Friday night, even if it was against Albania.

That will be a big boost to someone like Antonio Conte, who is now tasked with trying to get that form of last season out of the player.

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