Vertonghen: This PL striker is as good as my Tottenham pal Harry Kane
By Russell Edge
Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen has claimed that his Belgium team mate Romelu Lukaku is as good as striker as Spurs star Harry Kane.
Both the Manchester United and Tottenham forwards have made an impressive start to their seasons, with Lukaku leading the league’s top scorers list with seven, Kane just one behind him on six.
However, having played with both of the in form duo for both club and country, Vertonghen has admitted that he cannot separate the pair in terms of quality, despite acknowledging that they are very different strikers.
The 30-year-old also revealed that he is relieved that he is playing for, and not against, the two of them, although barring injury or suspension, he is likely to come up against his international team mate when Spurs visit Old Trafford at the end of the month.
He told Sky Sports: “To be fair, I would rather not play against them.
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“In my eyes it is difficult to split them. I think they will keep playing for the Golden Boot until the last game of the season like they did last year.
“Romelu is in great form. Harry is special as well. I can’t find the words to describe them enough.
“They’re both totally different, to be honest.”
Kane has scored 11 goals in just nine appearances across all competitions for Spurs this season, despite having failed to find the net for the entirety of August.
Vertonghen will be hoping that Kane continues his rich vein of form against Bournemouth, with the Cherries set to visit Wembley on Saturday for their Premier League clash.
Lukaku meanwhile has scored seven goals in seven league appearances, failing to find the net just once so far this campaign following his summer move from Everton.
In other Tottenham news, the club appear to have been handed a major boost ahead of Saturday’s clash.