Brazil legend Pele heaps praise on scintillating Spurs star

Brazil’s legendary striker Pele is one of the greatest players to have ever graced the game and so he knows a good forward when he sees one. And in his eyes, Tottenham’s Harry Kane is one of them.

The Spurs star has been in scintillating form this season and has just earned his first England call-up as a result. Pele has offered some advice to Kane and compliments don’t come much better than from Brazil’s all-time leading goalscorer.

“I think he is an excellent young player,” Pele told Press Association Sport. “He could be a good one for the English team.”

Kane added a further three goals to his season tally with a hat-trick in this afternoon’s 4-3 home win over Leicester City in the Premier League, proving once more that he is worthy of Pele’s comments.

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He has now scored an astonishing 29 goals in all competitions this term, 19 of those in the league.

But Pele thinks Kane has to remain grounded if he is to continue to improve as a player.

“Tell him never think he can be the best. Always he has something to learn. That is my advice.”

Kane is quickly being regarded as one of the best players in the country and has now scored more Premier League goals this season than any other striker.

His confidence is sky-high and he showed his cool once again to slot home from the penalty spot to complete his hat-trick at White Hart Lane this afternoon.

Kane has a great chance of winning this season’s Golden Boot and will be itching to make his England debut, looking to shine on the international stage in the coming week.

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Much has been made of the brilliant form of Harry Kane this season and Lewis Addley explores whether he can win the Premier League golden boot this year…

Having already notched 23 goals in all competitions for Tottenham so far this season there seems to be no end to Harry Kane‘s goalscoring habit.

As we know, he isn’t just finding the net against smaller teams but banging them in past the big sides in the Premier League too and has bagged a brace against both Chelsea and Arsenal already this season.

He is only four goals behind top scorer Diego Costa (17) in the league on 13 goals and he still has plenty of games ahead to make up the difference and overtake whoever is in front of him.

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Kane has bagged five in his last three including the crucial winner in the North London derby and with Tottenham Hotspur taking on West Ham United this Sunday lunchtime you wouldn’t bet against him finding the net again.

Spurs have a high volume of games as they balance domestic commitments alongside European games in the UEFA Europa League and although fitness is always a factor, Kane has the hunger to play every game and the desire to score goals seems to give him that boost in each appearance.

How Harry Kane compares statistically to with the other top scorers in the Premier League after 25 games (Stats via Squawka)

How Harry Kane compares statistically to with the other top scorers in the Premier League after 25 games (Stats via Squawka)

His two goals in the dramatic 5-3 win over Chelsea on New Years Day were pivotal to proving to any remaining doubters that he really does mean business and has what it takes to be one of the best strikers in the Premier League.

With 13 league games remaining Kane has plenty of time to add to his tally and with his confidence sky-high there is little doubt that he will continue to do so. Pulling rank to take penalties gives Kane even more opportunity for goals and he appears to be unstoppable at this moment in time.

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Kane has a wide variety of dimensions to his game, as we have seen this season, and that gives the 21-year-old forward that edge over many other goalscorers in the league. Whether it be strikes from range long or quick thinking in the box he is scoring all types of goals.

Kane’s confident approach to games and his professional attitude certainly gives him a good chance of winning the Golden Boot come the end of the campaign.

Do you think Harry Kane will win the Golden Boot in the Premier League this season?