Ben Davies praises Harry Kane; says Spurs is one of the world's best
Ben Davies has told talkSPORT that Tottenham Hotspur teammate Harry Kane is one of the best strikers in the world, and insisted that his performances over the last couple of years have been on another level.
Davies of course is part of the Wales squad gearing up for the absolutely crucial group-stage game against England at the World Cup. Anything other than a victory will see Rob Page’s men knocked out after they were beaten by Iran last time out.
England are all but through already. But they have a point to prove after a really disappointing performance against the USMNT on Friday.
Ben Davies praises Harry Kane
Kane was one of those who endured a miserable evening. The striker is yet to open his account at the tournament after also failing to score against Iran.
He was excellent against Carlos Queiroz’s side. However, his display against the US was much more underwhelming. Nevertheless, Davies is well aware of what his Tottenham teammate could be capable of ahead of their meeting.
“I think Harry is one of the best strikers in the world,” he told talkSPORT. “His performance levels in the last however many years has been top-class. There are not too many players better at putting the ball in the back of the net than him.”
There is potentially a question mark over whether Kane will start against Wales. He was a doubt for the clash with the US after needing treatment on his ankle in the opening game.
And, from the outside, it did appear that he was not fully fit against Gregg Berhalter’s men. With that, Gareth Southgate may perhaps be tempted to use Callum Wilson.
Wilson is more than capable of impressing. And England already have more than one foot in the knockout stages of the competition.
Spurs have suffered at times from rushing Kane back too soon due to his importance to the side. Starting him in the 2019 Champions League final seemed, in hindsight, a mistake from Mauricio Pochettino.
If the Wales game is set to come too soon for Kane to be fully fit, perhaps a rest is needed.
Certainly, Ben Davies will have few complaints if that proves to be the case.