Read the latest 2022 Qatar World Cup news here.

'Got to say': TalkSPORT pundit says Tottenham have a player who is better than the current Ballon d'Or holder
Photo by Eddie Keogh - The FA/The FA via Getty Images

'Got to say': TalkSPORT pundit says Tottenham have a player who is better than the current Ballon d'Or holder

TalkSPORT pundit Ray Parlour has claimed that Tottenham talisman Harry Kane is better than Karim Benzema.

Kane and Benzema are getting ready for the World Cup with England and France respectively, and could be on a collision course in the quarter-finals.

If both countries win their groups, they could face each other in the last eight, although we know from England’s last two tournaments that draws do not often go to plan.

Parlour was discussing a potential match-up between the sides ahead of England’s first game of the tournament, against Iran on Monday.

Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images

Parlour on Kane and Benzema

He said: “France, we know how good they are. It’s some front three isn’t it?

“Benzema has been on fire, Balon d’Or winner.

“You’ve got to say Kane is probably better than Benzema though, haven’t you?

“It’s a tough one. Mbappe might get the Golden Boot.”

Fellow pundit Micah Richards has previously attracted attention for his assessment of Kane and Benzema in March this year.

“Now, he’s convinced me,” Richards said when talking about Benzema, to which fellow pundit Thierry Henry responded: “Just now?”

Richards replied: “Of late, in the last six months. He’s convinced that he’s up there with Harry Kane and Robert Lewandowski.”

Henry, who couldn’t hide his shock and of course Benzema went on to win the Champions League and then the Ballon d’Or, while the wait for Kane’s first major trophy goes on.

But Benzema has not yet won the World Cup, having been left out of the France squad which won last time out, so both he and Kane are chasing their maiden win in that competition this time around.

Have something to tell us about this article?
Let us know

You may also like…