Jamie Carragher insists Harry Kane will go down as Tottenham’s greatest EVER player after the forward moved level with Jimmy Greaves’ record – as Gary Neville compares the Spurs man to Alan Shearer and brands him ‘the most reliable of finishers’
Jamie Carragher has insisted Harry Kane will go down as Tottenham’s greatest ever player.
The forward moved level with Jimmy Greaves at the top of Spurs’ all-time top goal scorers charts with his 266th strike for the club against Fulham, and seems set to go past the total sooner rather than later.
Carragher, speaking on Sky Sports, branded Kane ‘one of the greats’, while praising his consistency over the years.
Jamie Carragher has insisted Harry Kane will go down as Tottenham’s greatest ever player
Carragher praised Kane’s consistency and described the forward as ‘one of the greatest’
‘Year after year he delivers’, Carragher began. ‘We see him every year getting 25-30 goals a season.
‘When you think about the absolute greats, he is one of the greatest. He will go down as Tottenham’s greatest ever player.’
Gary Neville, also speaking on Sky, compared Kane to Alan Shearer, whose Premier League goal scoring record of 260 goals could be chased down by the forward before he retired.
‘He (Kane) is the most reliable of finishers’, Neville said. ‘Alan Shearer was an unbelievable finisher, and the thing for me was his mentality, and I think Kane has that same mentality.
‘That is the biggest compliment I can give.’
Gary Neville compared Kane to Alan Shearer, whose record of the most Premier League goals the forward may chase down
Kane’s 266th Tottenham goal came against Fulham when he fired in towards the end of the first half at Craven Cottage
Shearer scored 260 Premier League goals – 29-year-old Kane currently has 199 to his name
Carragher turned his attention to Tottenham’s performance against Fulham, as they ground out a 1-0 win over Fulham.
It was their first win in three Premier League games following back-to-back defeats to Arsenal and Manchetser City, and brightened the mood around the club following a tough few weeks.
‘In terms of tonight we’ve all been there as players when its about the performance’, Carragher said. ‘You need to get the results an then you can build from there.
‘Tonight was just about getting the result. Craven Cottage is a tough place to come under Marco Silva.’
Neville added: ‘If you’d offered this position to Tottenham at the start of the season you’d say, “Yeah that’s about right”. I think they’ll get stronger as the season goes on. The football’s been a little bit flat at times and they just need that spark.’
Carragher and Neville both praised Antonio Conte’s Tottenham for ‘getting a result’ on Monday