Sat 03 December 2022 | 11:13

John Stones says England’s Harry Kane is as good as Erling Haaland

England and Manchester City defender, John Stones believes Harry Kane is as good as Erling Haaland.


will face Senegal in the last 16 of the World Cup on Sunday.

Harry Kane

won the golden boot four years ago with six goals but this year he has not scored yet despite England scoring nine goals in the group stage. Tottenham star has provided three assists so far for England.

In a press conference,

John Stones

who plays with Erling Haaland at Manchester City was asked whether Tottenham star Kane is as good as his club teammate.

"Definitely yeah, it's difficult to obviously say. Erling's so new to our league and Harry has been playing in it all his life pretty much,"

Stones said.

"Players like those two, their quality always shines through. Maybe they do say 'does he need a rest or not?', [but] we never think like that.

"I think players that usually are scoring like Harry and want to score, you all saw his assist the other day was incredible, but those sort of players are a massive team player as well.

"The things that don't get spoken about, the positioning, the headers from corners that us as defenders appreciate massively, and what he brings to the team as a leader and as a person, as a presence, can outweigh sometimes what happens or the outcome of things."

Haaland has scored 18 goals in the Premier League this season while Kane has scored 12 goals for Tottenham. As for the 2022 World Cup, Haaland has missed out on the tournament as Norway failed to qualify for the competition.

Stones added

: "They are both incredible players and incredible within their own rights as well.

"Harry's always been incredible with me, incredible to play with, and I'm sure he will get on the scoresheet soon."

source: SportMob

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