By Russell Edge
Former Tottenham star Jermaine Jenas has said that Harry Kane needs to prove himself in the Champions League to be considered as a world class striker.
The England striker has been in imperious goal scoring form in the last couple of seasons, having scored over 20 top flight goals in each of the last three campaigns.
He is also the holder of two successive Premier League golden boot awards, and has continued his impressive form with six goals in seven appearances in all competitions this season.
Two of those strikes came in the club’s 3-1 win at home to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, and Jenas believes that Kane has to demonstrate the same form in Europe’s premier club competition to be considered a world class striker.
Speaking on BT Sport/ESPN for coverage of Spurs’ clash against Apoel Nicosia (Tuesday 26/09, 19:00), the former Tottenham man said: “With that return of goals, you’re starting to put yourself into that world class bracket.
“To really solidify that is his Champions League performances and his Champions League goals.
“He made a great start with his two goals against Dortmund so he’s on his way.”
"Harry Kane is starting to put himself in that world class bracket."
Goals scored in all comps in 2017:
H. Kane (31)
C. Ronaldo (29) pic.twitter.com/kqAdvYj8nf
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 26, 2017
The England striker already has four goals in as many games in the Champions League, as he missed three of the club’s six fixtures last season through injury.
This season saw Spurs drawn against Dortmund, Apoel and reigning champions Real Madrid in group H.
His total goal tally in Europe stands at 14 strikes in 35 outings in both the Champions League and Europa League.
In other Tottenham news, Dele Alli’s future is set to be discussed over the coming days.