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2nd Mar, 2017 | 9:16pm

Ben Davies delivers verdict on Tottenham 23-year-old, compares him to superstar

By Matt Farr

Ben Davies believes Tottenham team-mate Harry Kane is as valuable to the team as Gareth Bale is for Wales.

Kane, 23, stole the headlines yet again this season after netting a superb hat-trick in Tottenham’s 4-0 win over Stoke on Sunday.

The England international now has 22 goals from 27 appearances in all competitions this season, including three hat-tricks.

Wales international full-back Davies, who has the pleasure of playing alongside both Kane and Bale, admitted to TalkSport that his Tottenham team-mate was an unbelievable player.

He said: “Harry Kane is an unbelievable player – he’s scoring goals for us – and as a team, if you’ve got someone up top doing that for you, it makes life a lot easier.

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“And it seems to be any chance we get, he puts the ball in the back of the net, and he’s got that drive and determination to score goals and as a team we can’t ask for anymore.

“Harry and Gareth are both world-class players and if you give them the ball they can make something special happen. To have both of them in teams I play for is massive.”

Kane won the Premier League golden boot for the 2015-16 season with 25 goals from 38 appearances, and is firmly on course to retain his crown in the current campaign.

He is currently tied with Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez and Everton’s Romelu Lukaku with 17 goals, and also looks set to hit more than 20 league goals for the third consecutive season.

His goalscoring exploits have helped Tottenham establish a firm footing in the Premier League title race, where they currently sit in second-place.

Real Madrid superstar Bale, meanwhile, played a starring role as Wales reached the semi-finals of the European Championships last summer.

He netted three goals for the international side during the competition, for whom he has scored a total of 26 goals from 65 appearances.

In other Tottenham news, Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly set to begin talks with Barcelona to become their next manager within the next 48 hours.

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