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11th Apr, 2017 | 8:23pm

Steve Nicol: Tottenham ace is far superior to Everton player in at least two areas of his game

By Amir Mir

Steve Nicol believes Tottenham ace Harry Kane is far superior to Everton striker Romelu Lukaku in at least two areas of his game.

Liverpool great Nicol hailed the qualities of Kane and stated that the England international is better at “holding the ball up” and better in “tighter spaces” than his counterpart.

Nichol, who played as a defender during his professional career, also believes that Kane has a brighter future than the Toffees main man.

Over the course of the season, both Kane and Lukaku have been battling it out as to who will win the golden boot, with the latter winning the race so far.

Former Scotland international Nicol delivered his verdict on the highly-rated attacking duo and why he thinks Kane is better.

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“I have to say I think Harry Kane has has the brighter future,” Nicol told ESPN. “I think Kane has more to his game and what he has is, his quality is higher.

“I think Harry Kane is far superior to Lukaku in holding the ball up and I think in tighter spaces Kane is superior to Lukaku.”

Belgium international Lukaku has scored 23 goals in 31 league matches for Ronald Koeman’s side this term as they currently sit seventh in the table.

By contrast, Kane has found the back of the net on 19 occasions in 23 league matches as injuries have disrupted his season.

There is no doubt that Kane’s goal to game ratio is far better than Lukaku’s as the two will be looking to outperform each other as the season nears its end.

The Toffees were beaten 3-2 at White Hart Lane in early March, with Kane netting a brace and Lukaku also getting on the scoresheet.

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