By Danny Wright
Thierry Henry has told Tottenham striker Harry Kane that his intelligence will cut him above the rest on his way to become a true great.
The Arsenal legend also admitted that he hopes Kane can keep up his form and avoid injury in the future.
The 23-year-old has boasted a brilliant goal scoring record this season, netting 26 times in 33 appearances across all competitions.
Henry, 39, also made a habit of finding the net for Tottenham’s bitter North London rivals during his playing days, and despite the animosity between the two clubs, the Frenchman is still a big admirer of Kane’s mental abilities.
“I can tell you that you [Kane] are going to be, hopefully without getting injured, a great – because you think and the way you use your brain,” said Henry to the Tottenham sensation in an interview on Sky Sports’ website.
“The guy will get the ball and rush it in his mind. But you have that pose all the great have.
“Hopefully it will carry on, I don’t want to jinx it.”
Tottenham and Arsenal come to blows on Sunday in what will be the final North London derby to be hosted at White Hart Lane.
No Spurs player has scored more goals than Kane in the heated all-London clash in Premier League history, and he will no doubt be looking to score his sixth goal against the Gunners on Sunday to keep his side’s title hopes alive.
As a product of Tottenham’s youth academy, Kane has scored 90 goals in 160 first-team appearances in all competitions for his club.
He has recently returned from a month-long injury setback but has still managed to score twice and supply two assists in his last three starts.
In other Tottenham news, Arsene Wenger has delivered a damning verdict on Spurs’ immediate future.