If anyone knows what it’s like to live up to the pressure of being one of the world’s best centre-forwards, it is former Milan, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Now though, he has laid down a challenge to Tottenham striker Harry Kane, and it’s one which may not go down well with Spurs fans as he believes that the England captain needs to move on to be held amongst the best.
“When I was in England, I saw him play. I think he’s a good striker, he’s still developing. He’s doing good things but I always say playing at a big club, performing good, it’s different from playing in – with all due respect for Tottenham – a normal club and performing there,” he told Bethard.
“It’s two different situations, because I saw players do the same thing but when they come to a big club something is different. But I think he could make it. He just needs to make the move. People remember you for what you win and in the end he needs to win.”
The Swede, now plying his trade at Los Angeles Galaxy, clearly feels that Mauricio Pochettino’s team do not have what it takes to compete at the very highest level, though Kane may disagree.
Recent defeats to Burnley and Chelsea look to have almost put an end to title hopes, but Kane clearly feels that north London is still the best place for him to be to develop his potential.
Ibrahimovic may disagree, and his opinion is clearly worth something given his experience, but Kane is perfectly placed to continue to reach an even higher level of quality.