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.”
“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.”
“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.”
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.