According to ex-Italy star Christian Vieri on Instagram Live, Spurs hero Harry Kane is more "complete" than Newcastle United legend and Premier League record-holder Alan Shearer.
If Kane stays in north London for the predictable future – and the likelihood increases with Jose Mourinho turning English football’s nearly men into a bonafide winning machine – it's just a matter of time before Harry Kane challenges Shearer’s throne.
No one in Premier League history has scored more than Shearer’s 260 goals but after hitting his 150th, in just 215 games, Kane is rapidly improving himself on the leaderboard.
Surprisingly, the Tottenham captain has contributed more assists (8) than goals (7) in 2020/21.
Perhaps that creative burst is why Vieri believes Kane is stronger than the most lethal finisher English football has seen since the existence of the Premier League in 1992.
“He is the only Englishman who is not English (in his playing style). He has techniques and sees the game,” said Vieri.
“They say that Shearer was the strongest English striker. I can agree – but Kane is the most complete.”
But, while Kane is more determined than ever in front of goal, he is extending the passing range of a world-class central midfielder as well. Some of his inch-perfect assists for Heung Min-Son would have made Andrea Pirlo and Andres Iniesta blush.