'Such an asset' - Redknapp drools over Tottenham player ahead of clash v Man City
Jamie Redknapp has been drooling about Tottenham striker Harry Kane ahead of the clash against Manchester City at Wembley on Saturday evening.
Kane, 24, was awarded his 25th Premier League goal of the season earlier this after he appealed a decision to have Christian Eriksen’s goal at Stoke put in his name for claiming it hit his shoulder on the way into the net.
The England international’s ruthlessness in the race to win the golden boot saw him attract a lot of criticism over the last week, but ex-Spurs midfielder Redknapp has applauded the striker and believes that Eriksen will be fine with him trying to get the goal put in his name.
“[Man City] need to find a way to keep out Harry Kane, who seems so determined to catch Mohamed Salah in the race to be top scorer,” he said on the Sky Sports website.
“Kane claiming his goal from Christian Eriksen’s cross this week brought back a memory of my Liverpool days, when one of my goal-bound shots went in off Robbie Fowler. I hit a shot from outside the box and it clipped his shin on the way in.
“All the crowd started singing his name because he was the chosen one and it got given to him! They’re all the same these strikers!
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“But we had a laugh about it afterwards and I had no problem with it, even at the time. It’s important to keep the strikers happy and I’m sure Eriksen was the same.
“A fired-up Kane is such an asset to Spurs – and can help them secure a big result this Saturday.”
Kane has made 41 appearances in all competitions this season and has scored 36 goals in the process.
Football Insider verdict
Kane will surely be boosted by having that goal awarded to him as the golden boot is now becoming the only interesting thing among the top four clubs with them well ahead of fifth-placed Chelsea. Spurs will surely want to try and finish in the top three though to avoid a play-off qualifier to get into the Champions League group stages and given their current form, they should be one of the favourites to do it. Man City’s form has been rotten in the last couple of weeks but they know that a win against Spurs will see them lift the title.
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