By Russell Edge
Tottenham defender Ben Davies has compared the rise of Harry Kane to that of former Spurs star Gareth Bale.
Left back Davies, who is enjoying an extended run in the first team at Spurs thanks to injury to Danny Rose, is a team mate of both Kane and Bale through club and country respectively.
While he admits that the pair are totally different on the football pitch, he recognises a similarity between the duo’s rise to success.
The Welsh international defender told the London Evening Standard: “They’re totally different players but in terms of development it’s relatively similar.
“Harry’s an out-and-out goalscorer and Gaz is a bit of a winger.
“Harry’s all about goals and if he keeps getting the goals like he does then people have to stand up and take notice.”
However it was a 24-year-old Bale who was making people take notice back in the 2012/13 season, when his 26 goals for the club that campaign convinced Real Madrid to make a then-world record bid of £85million for his services.
Kane, who is the same age as Bale was when he left for the Bernabeu, has shown a similar goal scoring talent, with over 20 goals in each of the last three campaigns, and two successive Premier League golden boot awards.
Barring injury, both Davies and Kane will likely face off against Bale and his current side when Tottenham travel to Spain for their next Champions League group match.
Both sides have made a perfect start to their European campaigns with victories over both Apoel Nicosia and Borussia Dortmund, and they will be looking to secure supremacy at the top of the table.
However before that clash, the trio will join up with their respective countries to try and secure a place at next summer’s World Cup finals, hosted in Russia.
Davies and Bale will face off against Georgia and the Republic of Ireland, knowing that securing an automatic qualifying spot is out of their hands.
England though will be hoping Kane can fire them to the one victory needed to see them book their place at the finals.
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