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4th May, 2017 | 5:30pm

Thierry Henry explains why Tottenham 23-year-old can become a football great

By Harvey Byrne

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has explained that current Tottenham star Harry Kane can become a football great due to how his brain works.

The 23-year-old Spurs forward has scored a brilliant 70 goals in 112 Premier League appearances at the early stage of his career and he is currently 190 goals off Alan Shearer’s top-flight goal record.

This season alone Kane has scored a very impressive 21 league goals in 26 encounters and he is currently on course to meet the target of Shearer.

Now, Henry, who knows what it takes to become a top player with 176 goals in 258 Premier League appearances himself has told Kane that he can become one of football’s legends due to his brainpower.

“I can tell you, you are going to be, hopefully without getting injured a great, because you think,” told Henry to Kane in feature on SoccerAM’s YouTube channel.

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“The way you use your brain, okay. The guy will get the ball and rush it in his mind, but you have that pause that all the greats have.”

Kane made his first appearance for Tottenham in August 2011, starting in the second leg of their Europa League qualifying clash against Hearts.

He had a goalless debut and then went on to have loans at Championship duo Millwall and Leicester, while he also struggled to make a name for himself with Norwich in the Premier League, playing five times and failing to find the back in any of his appearances.

However, he has certainly done better than what was initially expected with Tottenham and the striker has scored a stunning 91 goals in 161 outings in total for the club.

In other Tottenham news, manager Mauricio Pochettino has oddered his support to Aaron Lennon.

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