Danny Mills waxed lyrical about the “outstanding” Harry Kane after the Tottenham striker scored his 201st goal for the club against West Brom.
However, the former England international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, refused to say that the 27-year-old was better than the club legend and top scorer Jimmy Greaves.
Kane joined Greaves in the 200 club at Spurs on Thursday night, scoring in a 3-1 victory over Ludogorets in the Europa League.
An 88th minute winner against West Brom today took Kane’s Tottenham goal tally to 201, 65 behind 1966 World Cup winner Jimmy Greaves.
Mourinho insisted in midweek that England captain Kane would surpass Greaves’ record in his career to become the Lilywhites’ all-time top scorer.
When asked by Football Insider if Kane could already be rated as the club’s greatest ever striker, Mills said: “Jimmy Greaves is up there with the very, very best.
“He has a World Cup winners medal.
“We are in a different era. It is completely different. To score the amount that Jimmy Greaves did in his day when you were getting cut in half every other challenge on muddy pitches with balls that did not roll is remarkable. He was absolutely outstanding.
“Harry Kane is doing incredible things as well – both outstanding in their own era.”
Kane’s 13 appearances this season have yielded a remarkable 12 goals and 10 assists.
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