Tony Pulis hailed Harry Kane as a ‘top, top-class’ player and backed the Tottenham Hotspur striker to damage Jimmy Greaves’ all-time club-record for goals.
On Saturday, Kane added goal variety 256 to his name in Spurs colours, when Antonio Conte’s aspect secured a hard-fought 1-0 win over Brighton at the Amex Stadium.
It was a deft, but subtle header from Kane that sealed the points for his facet and it now places him ten goals behind club legend and possibly the best English striker of all-time, Jimmy Greaves.
The England excellent scored 266 goals in 380 games even as in the colours of the Lilywhites and Kane is now ten behind that record – he has played 17 games more.
There’s no doubt that Kane will get to that mark during these coming months, possibly even before the begin of the World Cup in November.
But while Kane’s record is incredible, Jimmy Greaves’ is on any other level, especially given that his strike rate is far better than the man now main the line in north London.
Nonetheless, Pulis was full of praise for the current Three Lions captain, as he additionally shared a second of the game towards Brighton which left him ‘annoyed’, as he told BBC Radio 5 Live Sport.
“Well, he’s a top, top-class player,” stated Pulis. “Absolutely tremendous (on Kane being 10 desires behind Jimmy Greaves’ club-record goals of 266 goals in 380 games versus Kane’s file of 256 in 397).
“He has been wonderful and he will get there, no doubt about it.
On Spurs back three: “That’s what annoys me more than something else. You are enjoying with three centre-halves and they are marking one player, but nobody knows who is selecting him up. At that turnover, one pass can let him in. They ought to be greater organised than that. Dier need to be organising it.”
KANE HEADING TOWARDS GREATNESS
When the dirt has settled, Tottenham fans a ways and broad will be debating whether Kane is, not only their greatest-ever striker, but possibly their greatest-ever player.
From the subtle contact of Glenn Hoddle to the legendary goal of Ricky Villa, there have been some start-studded names that have represented Tottenham.
Some, like Gareth Bale, played in eras when the club weren’t hitting the heights it did below Mauricio Pochettino or during their trophy-winning days of the 80s.
Kane is discovering himself looking out for that all-elusive first trophy, if there were XI of him, then Spurs would have cleaned up via now, but with Antonio Conte at the helm, this is the best hazard the club have of ending their trophy drought.