Tottenham Hotspur defender Eric Dier has waxed lyrical about Spurs teammate Harry Kane, in conversation with Sky Sports.
Kane’s talents as a centre-forward are well known, but this season he’s been operating deeper to get on the ball and create opportunities.
Jose Mourinho’s decision to utilise Kane in this manner has worked wonders, the 27-year-old registering 13 goals and 11 assists so far this term.
In addition, the England international has chipped in defensively, his goalline clearance against Burnley a standout moment but by no means the only contribution.
“He does it all!” Dier told Sky Sports. “We are all completely committed. The defensive record is a group effort. It starts at the top and ends at the bottom.
“It’s everyone willing to go that extra mile for each other, it makes the difference.
“The contribution Harry makes from defensive situations and defensive set pieces, he is extremely effective from defensive set pieces and we are really grateful for the help.
“He knows the feeling you get from scoring a goal. Maybe he just wants to take it away from others.”
It’s frightening to see just how Kane is developing under Mourinho – not only is his goal tally as good as ever, but his assist tally is also shooting right up, while his overall play is simply unbelievable.
Paul Merson recently claimed that Kane is on the way to becoming the best player in the world given he’s now doing what Kevin De Bruyne does, on top of his usual No. 9 duties.
Factor in his defensive contributions and we’re talking arguably the most complete footballer in recent times – hopefully this season he can add Premier League champion to his CV.