'David Beckham': Martin Keown says Tottenham have an absolutely 'sublime' talent in their ranks
Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane has been praised by Martin Keown in the Daily Mail.
The England icon believes some of the Spurs ace’s assists for England at the World Cup have been “reminiscent of David Beckham”.
Kane is yet to get off the mark for the Three Lions in Qatar, but he has three assists in the competition so far.
The Tottenham forward’s efforts have helped England overcome Iran and Wales en route to top spot in Group B.
Gareth Southgate’s charges will take on Senegal in their last-16 clash on Sunday.
The Daily Mail’s experts debated some of the main topics and issues England-side ahead of the match.
One of those was ‘does it matter that Kane has not scored?’.
Chris Sutton simply said ‘nope’, before Keown elaborated.
‘It will matter to Harry, though,’ said the Arsenal legend.
‘Goals are like oxygen for Kane. He will be struggling to breathe until he gets a goal.
‘But then this is a movie we have seen before.
‘Kane didn’t get a goal in the group stages of Euro 2020.
‘Then he scored against Germany in the last 16, Ukraine in the quarters and Denmark in the semis.
‘Sometimes I’d like to see Kane stay higher up the pitch.
‘But it isn’t as if England’s striker has not been contributing.
‘Some of his assists have been reminiscent of David Beckham. That low cross for Foden was sublime.’
Sutton then added: ‘As was the cross for Sterling against Iran, and his set-up for Rashford in the same game.
‘He is essential to England’s play. He is undroppable.’
Kane has been a superb No. 9 for most of his senior career, but in the last few years he has contributed so much more.
He is almost like a No. 9 and a No. 10 at the same time, and it makes any team better.
Fingers crossed Kane can enjoy glory with both Tottenham and England this season.
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