By Danny Wright
Ronald Koeman has claimed there is little difference between Romelu Lukaku and Harry Kane but insists the Everton spearhead is stronger and quicker than his Tottenham rival.
The two strikers go face-to-face on Sunday in a mouthwatering Premier League fixture at White Hart Lane.
Lukaku and Kane have both scored 17 league goals this season and are currently leading the race for the golden boot alongside Alexis Sanchez, who has also scored the same amount of goals.
The Spurs striker has scored more goals in all competitions this season, but Koeman has said that Lukaku’s physicality is a big factor as he believes that he clearly has the better of Kane in this attribute.
“I don’t see any differences. They’ve both scored 17 goals and both are really top strikers and finishers,” Koeman was quoted as saying by ClubCall. “Harry Kane is scoring goals and he will always score goals on account of his clever movement.
“But Romelu is physically a little more stronger than Kane and on a long run is still a bit faster. They would both be in the top five in the Premier League at the moment and probably both in the top 10 in Europe.”
If the season was to end now, Kane would finish above Lukaku in the top goalscorer charts because he has played four less league matches than his Belgian counterpart after missing all of October with an injury.
Lukaku has been in great form since arriving at Goodison Park and has scored a total of 79 goals for the club in 154 appearances in all competitions.
A win for the Toffees on Sunday could move them to be within two points of sixth placed Manchester United.
Three points would also go a long way to securing seventh place, which could be good enough for a Europa League place, after West Bromwich Albion lost to Crystal Palace on Saturday.
In other Everton news, the club face a fight to land the signature of a 22-year-old prospect.