By Derek Smithson

Kyle Walker believes that Tottenham forward Harry Kane is a similar player to Jermain Defoe due to his predatory instincts in the penalty area.

Spurs ace Kane has become a crucial player under Mauricio Pochettino and is now recognised as one of the best strikers in the Premier League.

The 23-year-old made 38 appearances across all competitions last season and scored a very impressive 35 goals in return.

Walker has drawn comparisons with his current teammate and former Spurs ace Defoe, who was a major fan favourite during his spells at White Hart Lane.

The 34-year-old is renowned for his lethal finishing in the top flight and scored 139 goals during his 358 appearances for Spurs.

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Walker was selecting his best five-a-side team and chose Kane as his forward, but mentioned the similarities between him and Defoe.

“They’re both very similar players. A fox in the box, they work hard,” Walker told the Premier League’s official website. “I think in a five-a-side team you need someone who’g going to bang in your goal and I think either of the would.”

Defoe was relegated with Sunderland last season, but was still one of their shining light and is expected to leave in the summer.

The Englishman still scored 15 goals in a struggling side and linked up with Kane in the national set-up.

In other Tottenham news, Jason Cundy believes that Kane is twice the player Romelu Lukaku is.

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