'On a different planet' - Bent blown away by Tottenham star whose work can go unrecognised
Darren Bent gushed about Tottenham attacker Harry Kane and acknowledged that some of the striker’s work can go unrecognised as he doesn’t get enough credit for his all-round performances.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the former Spurs forward pointed out that due to Kane having such an amazingly good goalscoring record, people don’t recognise what else he does for the team.
The 26-year-old has scored 10 goals in 15 outings for Spurs this season and recently grabbed a hat-trick while playing in England’s 7-0 win over Montenegro.
Bent explained that while everyone talks about Kane’s amazing goal record, he is more than just a goalscorer as he is a very clever player who brings others into the game.
When asked if Kane gets enough credit for his all-around game, Bent told Football Insider: “Probably not but that’s only because he scores so many goals.
“People talk about Firmino’s all-around play and how good he is, which he is, because he doesn’t score that many goals, well certainly not as many as Harry Kane.
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“So when you think about Harry Kane, unfortunately, the first thing you think of is oh my god he scores so many goals, because he does.
“Yeah he does do so many more things well, he holds up the play well, he’s a clever player, he brings others into the game and as I said he’s on a different planet for scoring goals as he is scoring goals consistently.
“He’s just passed Shearer’s all-time England goalscoring record and you have to think now that he is going to break Rooney’s all-time record.”
In his 2018/19 campaign, Kane managed to rack up 24 goals and six assists across 40 appearances despite an ankle injury and a knee injury keeping him sidelined at different points during the season.
The 26-year-old rose through Spurs’ youth ranks before permanently breaking into the first-team and the forward is contracted to stay with the London club until 2024.