Winston Reid delivers verdict on Tottenham duo ahead of West Ham clash
By Harvey Byrne
Winston Reid has hailed Tottenham duo Harry Kane and Dele Alli as quality players ahead of their Friday night fixture.
The two London clubs are set to face each other later in the week with Spurs heading to the London Stadium for the first time.
It is a clash which sees second in the league take on 15th and Tottenham will be aiming for all three points as they look to keep the pace with top of the league Chelsea.
However, West Ham, who are not yet safe will be keen to pick up a win themselves and in doing so it is likely they will have to stop attackers Kane and Alli, who Reid has spoken very highly of before the match.
“Dele Alli is a very good player, first of all,” told Reid, as quoted by the official West Ham website.
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“He’s been able to do it in his second season, when sometimes you have young players who are able to do it for one season, and they can’t sustain it.
“He’s done really well again and that says a lot about his ability, and you can say the same about Harry Kane.
“In the first season he broke through in 2014/15, he scored a lot of goals, then he did it in his second season and now he’s done it in a third, so I think that shows he has some real quality.”
Both Kane and Alli have played in 59 Premier League matches this season, bringing a return of 28 league goals between them.
They have been key to Tottenham sitting in second place after 34 matches and in November Kane starred in a dramatic 3-2 win between the two sides at White Hart Lane with Alli only able to make an appearance from the bench.
In other Tottenham news, Gerry Francis was full of praise for this Spurs summer signing.