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Patrick Vieira says Spurs have a 'fantastic' player in their ranks

Spurs striker Harry Kane has been described as a “fantastic” player by Patrick Vieira.

On Saturday, Tottenham head to Vieira’s Crystal Palace for the day’s early Premier League kickoff.

Kane will be eager to get his first 2021-22 league goals for Tottenham, who currently sit top of the table.

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Meanwhile, Palace have taken two points from their opening three games and will be eager for their first win of the campaign.

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Vieira is one of Arsenal’s greatest ever players, with a statue of him outside the Emirates Stadium.

He played alongside Ian Wright, a legend for both the Gunners and Palace.

At Friday’s pre-match presser, football.london asked Vieira whether he’d put Kane in the same bracket as Wright.

“Kane and Wrighty are different types of players,” said the Eagles boss.

“Wrighty was more inside the box finisher and Kane can finish inside the box, outside of the box and he can create chances.

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“I believe he is the model number nine and he can change position is evident.

“You can’t compare those two players I would say because the quality is completely different.”

Vieira then spoke of Kane alongside Thierry Henry, who he said “is on a different level.

“I love Kane, I think he’s a fantastic player, but Thierry is still Thierry.”

Palace and Spurs kick off at 12:30pm BST.

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