Alan Shearer: This area is where Tottenham 23-year-old must improve
By Matt Farr
Pundit Alan Shearer believes Tottenham goalscorer Harry Kane needs to improve his hold-up play to reach the top level.
The 23-year-old has been in sensational form of late, scoring three hat-tricks in his last nine appearances for the club.
However, all-time Premier League top-goalscorer Shearer insists that Kane can still improve his game, but backed him to break his own goalscoring record.
In his Coral blog, Shearer wrote: “He is very good at most things. If there is one thing he can improve on it is his hold up play, but that is me being picky.
“If he stays at Spurs for the next 10 years and remains fit, he is one of the players who could break my Premier League goalscoring record. It will be broken one day I am very sure of that.
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“I do see a little of myself in him and a bit of Teddy Sheringham, too. He is a player I really like and I would want him in my team for sure.”
Kane’s hat-trick in the 4-o thumping of Stoke at White Hart Lane on Sunday took his tally to 22 goals from 27 appearances in all competitions this season.
With 17 Premier League goals this term, Kane is currently tied at the top of the league’s goalscoring charts with Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez and Everton’s Romelu Lukaku.
Shearer’s record stands at an impressive 260 goals from 441 Premier League appearances, a feat achieved throughout spells with Newcastle and Blackburn.
Kane, meanwhile, currently has 66 league goals from 104 appearances for Tottenham, and is on track to score more than 20 league goals in a single season for the third consecutive campaign.
He will be keen to add to his haul of six goals from his last two appearances in domestic competitions when Tottenham take on Everton on Sunday.