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'Been great': Harry Kane says 25-year-old Spurs player has been working so hard in training
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'Been great': Harry Kane says 25-year-old Spurs player has been working so hard in training

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has praised Spurs teammate Richarlison following his goalscoring efforts on Wednesday night.

The Tottenham summer signing opened his account for his new club in the Champions League victory over Marseille.

Spurs laboured for much of the game, but did enough to get over the line thanks to Richarlison’s second-half brace.

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Tottenham were handed a reprieve early in the second half when Chancel Mbemba received a straight red card.

The Marseille defender brought Son Heung-min down when through on goal, and was duly sent off.

Spurs looked brighter as the second half went on, with substitute Dejan Kulusevski injecting some pace.

And then, Tottenham made the breakthrough in the 76th minute, Richarlison heading home from Ivan Perisic’s delivery.

The Brazilian made it two just five minutes later, this time nodding home from a Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg cross.

Richarlison was only starting his second match for Spurs after initially being an impact substitute.

Now, Antonio Conte appears to have a selection headache on his hands.

And Kane, speaking on BT Sport after the match, admitted that the 25-year-old will provide competition for him.

“Richy’s been great when he’s come in,” said the Tottenham talisman.

“Trained really hard, waited for his opportunities and played well whenever he’s had them.

“He’s a real threat and a great couple of headers. For sure, he is competition.”

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Richarlison has very quickly staked a claim for a starting role in the past few weeks, and has taken his chances superbly.

What was already a very strong Tottenham front line now looks as though it could be the most dangerous in the league.

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