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Harry Redknapp Claims England Striker Kane Is “The Best In The World”

Harry Redknapp has claimed that he thinks England’s Harry Kane is “the best centre-forward in the world”, ahead of England’s World Cup semi-final clash with Croatia tonight.

“I think he’s the best leader of the line in the world,” said Redknapp. “I don’t see anyone that is an out-and-out leader of the line that is better than him.”
The former Tottenham boss had Kane at the club when the England captain was just 18 years old and admitted that despite his talent he did not think the striker would go on to become one of the very best in the world.
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, RUSSIA - JUNE 24: Harry Kane of England celebrates after scoring his team's fifth goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group G match between England and Panama at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on June 24, 2018 in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. (Photo by Maja Hitij - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
“No. I didn’t think he’d go on to become the best centre-forward in the world, which I think he is now.
I always thought he’d be a good player. I always thought he’d be a Premier League player. He had this attitude, he had a great attitude. A good trainer, a good player, but to go on and do what he’s done has just been incredible.
Even when I’d left he didn’t get in the team. He came into the team really because [Roberto] Soldado suddenly wasn’t doing it and he got an in and they stuck him in.”
Redknapp went on to praise Kane even further, calling him a “model professional” and “a proper good guy.”
“His confidence has grown, he’s got great belief in himself and he’s a great boy. What he’s achieved has been amazing.
He trains right, he works hard and he’s a model professional. You’re never going to read anything about him that’s going to be bad news. He just gets on with his life and lives with his family. Loves his golf.
He’s not going to be out and about at night anywhere is he. He’s a proper good guy.”
England fans will be hoping that Kane can continue his good form ahead of their game with Croatia tonight. The Tottenham striker has scored six goals in the tournament so far and is currently the competition’s top scorer as he looks to lead England to a first World Cup final since 1966.
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Redknapp was speaking at the launch of AIB’s ‘The Toughest Rivalry’ which sees him take over Cork club, Castlehaven as they go up against Erin’s Isle of Dublin, managed by former Premier League manager and player, Gianluca Vialli.

The first episode of the eight-part mini-series, ‘The Toughest Rivalry’ will air on Friday, July 13th, exclusively on AIB’s social channels.

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