By Dominic Toner
Harry Kane has said he is capable of playing in either a number nine or number 10 role for Tottenham.
Dutchman Janssen was recruited this summer to provide some extra competition for Kane, who was the only recognised forward in the senior squad last season.
The 23-year-old continues to be the club’s preferred option this season, scoring his first goal of the season against Stoke on Saturday, but has been dropped into an unfamiliar deeper position when Janssen has been on the pitch.
Kane spoke with former England defender Rio Ferdinand on BT Sport ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Monaco and said he is comfortable to play in either position.
“Vincent Janssen has come in and done very well, he is a great player he is a very different type of player to me,” Kane explained. “He likes to be up there as a number nine holding the ball up and bringing others into play, which kind of suits me in a way because sometimes obviously you get very man-marked as a striker and it is hard to get on the ball.
“Nine or 10 I like them both, I like to score goals and I feel I can score just as many goals in either or.”
Janssen arrived at White Hart Lane this summer for £18.5million and is well known for his physical presence and deadly eye for goal.
Kane was named as the Premier League golden boot winner last season for his 25 goals and he enjoyed his success in front of goal by leading the line.
He has now scored 65 goals in just 131 games across all competitions and is confident he can continue the form regardless of his position.
Mauricio Pochettino will have to use the full depth of his squad this season as the the club balance both European and domestic competitions.
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