Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has branded our striker Harry Kane as ‘one of the best’ forwards in Europe and further went on to say that if Tottenham ever sell the 24-year-old, then it will be a “very big loss”.
The Lilywhites recently defeated the Italian Champions 2-0, with Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen marking their names on the scoresheet. Kane opened the scoring with a thumping header after Kieran Trippier delivered a pinpoint cross before Eriksen wrapped up the game with a left footed shot.
Seems like Chiellini was given the task to minimise Kane’s threat but the towering Italian failed to live up to the billing. Following that, he himself admitted that Kane has been improving a lot.
“I played one time [against Kane] in a friendly match for the national team. I think he’s one of the best in Europe,” Chiellini, who has won six Serie A titles with Juventus in over a decade of service, told Football Italia.
“He’s the best striker in England. I think he continues to improve himself year on year, he can join up [play], he [likes] working in the box and working behind the ball.”
The 24-year-old England international has time and again grabbed the headlines with his match winning performances, hence, it won’t be a surprise seeing him making his name into that ‘top’ category. At only 24 years of age, Kane is amongst those five (only) players, who have scored 20+ goals in each of last three seasons. The list include the likes of Barcelona ace Lionel Messi, Real Madrid’s top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo, Arsenal’s new signing Alexandre Lacazette and Manchester City’s stalwart Sergio Aguero.
It’s not just that, Mauricio Pochettino recently revealed that he tried signing Chelsea’s new boy Alvaro Morata a couple of years back, but the Spaniard refused the offer and went on to say,
“Why do you want me if you have Harry Kane?’ You know, if you go to try to sign a striker, they will say: ‘Eh gaffer, you want me for what? To be on the bench? I can’t compete with Harry Kane or Hugo Lloris or different players.’
Even after missing a number of games last season, Kane managed to bag 29 league goals last season, with a return of 1.03 goals per every 90 minutes in the league. And for the second season running, he won the Premier League Golden Boot.