Declan Rice has told Sky Sports (broadcast on 18/10; 18:34) that Harry Kane is different class after West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur played out a stunning 3-3 draw on Sunday evening.
Spurs looked destined to coast to a comfortable victory over the Hammers. They took a 3-0 lead inside 16 minutes. And they maintained that advantage until the final 10 minutes.
However, their inability to add another came back to haunt them. David Moyes’s men scored three times to steal an incredible point at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
It would have come as a huge blow for Spurs, who were outstanding for so much of the contest. And no player on the pitch was arguably better than Kane.
The striker set up the first with a superb pass. And he went on to score twice to take his tally to the campaign to five in the Premier League.
And following the contest, Rice could not help but heap praise on the Tottenham striker, and suggested that his quieter second-half was crucial.
“He’s different class. His hold up play in on another level. The way he brings others into play, we had trouble dealing with him,” he told Sky Sports.
“But in the second-half, we managed to nullify him. He had a great chance with his left to get his hat-trick. Lucky enough, Gareth missed a great chance as well which kept us in it.”
Kane went into this season having never managed more than seven assists in a top flight campaign. And yet, he has already got seven for this season.
It is a remarkable return from the 27-year-old. And, while questions should be asked following Spurs’s capitulation, they should not overshadow just how good Kane was against the Irons.