By Tottenham correspondent Tony Hughes
Harry Kane has been described as a “consummate professional” to rank with Premier League legends of the recent past.
In a ringing endorsement of the Tottenham star, Harry Redknapp has compared him to Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard.
Kane maintained his recent hot streak with a composed finish to put Spurs ahead in the north London derby yesterday but Arsenal rallied to secure a 1-1 draw.
“It is now five goals in the last three games for Kane and I must say from a personal point of view I’m delighted,” wrote Redknapp in his Telegraph column. “I was listening to the radio the other day and people were saying that Harry had been sussed out – I’d never heard so much rubbish before in my life and I was so angry I nearly called up the radio show to tell them how strongly I disagreed.
“He’s got the lot and he is only going to get better. He can do everything, score a goal, pass it and bring other players in.
“If every footballer had his attitude a manager’s job would be so much easier. He’s like a Frank Lampard or a Stevie Gerrard, a consummate professional.”
However, Redknapp believes Spurs are over-reliant for goals on the England international in their quest for a Premier League top four finish.
“For me, they are still short of the likes of [Manchester] City, Arsenal and [Manchester] United and, if they were to lose Kane through injury, I think they would have a real problem,” explained the former Tottenham manager.
“Maybe the chairman will have a real go in the January transfer window and bring another striker in to give them a better chance. I was in that position in 2011, we had a shot at winning the title and needed to bring players in because we had injuries.
“We didn’t bring them in and fell away badly, and I’m sure if Spurs are in a similar position this time they would do things differently.
“They tried and tried for West Bromwich Albion’s Saido Berahino over the summer and, while he may be out of reach in January, I hope they go for a striker who can provide decent cover for Kane.”