Rio Ferdinand hailed world-class Harry Kane for the character he showed in the defeat to Barcelona and he’s hit the nail on the head with his assessment of the Tottenham ace.
Spurs fell to a 4-2 defeat at Wembley against Barcelona, as Lionel Messi turned in a masterclass in the Champions League group stages.
But there were certainly some positive moments for the Premier League team, especially when centre-forward Kane pulled a goal back to make the match 2-1 at the time.
The 25-year-old scored his sixth goal of the season across all competitions when he calmly turned onto his favoured right foot in the penalty area, before clinically slotting the ball into the corner.
Ferdinand picked up on the character of Kane after his brilliant goal and hailed him for it.
“This is great. You want world-class players on their day to produce the goods and Harry Kane, I love his character,” Ferdinand told BT Sport 2 after the match.
“2-0 down. Sit down. Bottom corner. There was a similar goal he scored in the Premier League as well.”
Kane definitely showed against Barcelona why he is one of the world’s best strikers, as he still produced a brilliant bit of quality when his team were up against it.
The England captain has had doubters at the early stages of this season, but despite that still has six goals under his belt already and looks on course for another brilliant year in front of goal.
He continues to defy the non-believers year after year and perhaps his greatest asset is the mental toughness he has.