'Rewrite the record books' - Ian Wright compares Harry Kane to Tottenham rival's icon
By Russell Edge
Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane has been compared to Chelsea icon Frank Lampard by former Arsenal forward Ian Wright.
The Spurs star has been in exceptional form for both club and country, having netted 11 times in nine appearances for the Lilywhites, while also scoring match winning goals against both Slovenia and Lithuania during the last international break.
His strikes for the Three Lions helped ensure their automatic qualification for next summer’s World Cup finals in Russia and, barring a major injury layoff, Kane will likely be the man leading the line for Gareth Southgate’s side.
However, Wright insists that there is more to the 24-year-old’s game than just scoring goals, stating that the striker’s approach to the game is second to none.
He credits Kane’s work ethic and commitment, comparing the Tottenham star to a legend of Spurs’ rivals Chelsea, Frank Lampard.
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The former Arsenal man wrote in his column for the Sun: “A great striker is a great striker, whoever they are up against.
“What impresses me are his attitude, commitment and work ethic — he reminds me of Frank Lampard, who was as good as I have seen in that respect.
“He is the perfect role model for everyone, from team-mates to youngsters — and he is still just 24.
“He is everything you want in a leader — his drive and the example he sets are both unbelievable.”
Wright has also backed the Tottenham forward to break Wayne Rooney’s goal scoring record for England, which currently stands at 53 goals.
“I genuinely believe he is going to rewrite the record books for our national team,” he wrote for the Sun.
“If, say, Alan Shearer or Gary Lineker had a clear chance, it was only ending in one place.
“Harry is the same. When he is through on goal, the rest of the team are already mentally getting back into position for the kick-off.”
Kane is already scoring at an impressive rate for England, with 12 goals in 23 appearances.
For Spurs, he has managed to net 110 times in 174 appearances since breaking into the first team.
In other Tottenham news, this Spurs duo have been singing the praises of one man for their success with England.