'An absolute monster' - Alex McLeish delivers verdict on Tottenham star
By Harvey Byrne
Experienced manager Alex McLeish has hailed Tottenham star Harry Kane “an absolute monster” ahead of England’s clash against Scotland.
The Three Lions are set to take on Gordon Strachan’s side on June 10 for a World Cup qualifier.
It will be the second time the two national rivals have faced each other in a year and back in November England ran out 3-0 victors with goals coming from Daniel Sturridge, Adam Lallana and Gary Cahill.
Kane was left as an unused substitute for that clash having only recovered from a long-term ankle injury just beforehand, but now McLeish has stated his worries for his national team in dealing with the powerful forward.
The ex-Scotland boss told that he believes the 23-year-old has “the lot,” while he also commented on the creativity of fellow Tottenham star Dele Alli.
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“Kane is an absolute monster of a player. Fantastic,” told McLeish, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“He reminds me of Martin Chivers, from the old black-and-white telly days. A big strong English centre-forward. He fits that kind of bill –skilful, powerful runner, he’s just about got the lot.
“We’ve got to stop him but there are others too. I’ve seen a lot of the teams in London this season and Dele Alli’s been the most creative player in the league so there’s a huge attacking threat that Scotland will need to stop.”
Kane returned a stunning 29 goals in 30 Premier League appearances for Tottenham last season and he claimed the golden boot award for the second consecutive campaign.
Meanwhile, young star Alli returned with 18 goals and nine assists in 37 top-flight appearances last season as the duo played a key part in helping Spurs achieve a second placed finish.
They will now be looking to replicate that form at international level and help England qualify for the World Cup in 2018 which is set to be held in Russia.
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